1.7. SSH Tunneling

fmPreferences - SSH connection

This section describes how to setup SSH connection.

If, for some reasons, direct connection via port 3307 is not allowed, there is another way - secure SSH connection. Actually, SSH is a kind of a tunnel between two computers - your and your server.

Please make sure that SSH access is enabled and configured on your hosting account. Contact your hosting company to enable and configure it. You will NOT be able to use SSH connection until Hosting Company enables it.

The only info you need is SSH username, password, and remote port number. You're welcome to contact your hosting company to find out your username and password and to verify if the 22 port is used.

Starting from the latest update of the Store Manager you are able to load the key from a file directly in SSH sector of "Preferences":

In order to perform this, select the relevant checkbox and the option for uploading the key will be available (as in the illustration above).

Take a note, the key should be in OpenSSH format. In other cases, you have to convert it by using the PUTTYgen. Press [OK] to start connecting.

Note: SSH settings do not override MySQL settings. To connect to your database using SSH you must specify all required MySQL parameters (Direct Connection to MySQL Server) as well as SSH.