In this blog post, we’ll be going over how to add an sFTP user account to transfer files from your computer onto the website.
For those unfamiliar with what sFTP is and why you would want it to access your website, it allows you to upload any file directly from your computer without going through your website settings. sFTP is excellent when designing or developing your WordPress website, not to mention if the website crashes and you need access to the files to fix it and get it online again.
Here is a super quick tutorial on how to add an sFTP user to a domain hosted on WPEngine:
Login to your WPEngine portal: my.wpengine.com
Select your Account (if you have more than one).
Find your Domain
Look for your domain you want to set up an sFTP user for, select the environment (Production, Staging, Development)
Select the Environment
Click on the sFTP users link in your given environment.
Create the User
Click on the Create SFTP user button.
Add the Credientials
Add the desired username, a valid password, and select the environment.
Save the Settings
Record the sFTP login settings.
Important to note, WPEngine uses Port 2222 (not the standard Port 22), and if you are new to this, FTP and sFTP are different, so be sure you enter the correct settings in your coding editor.