Bluehost Web Hosting Help
SSH/Shell is not enabled by default. To enable SSH we will need you to verify your hosting purchase, to do this please see: How to verify your hosting account team. Once this is done SSH access may be enabled in the cPanel.
How to enable SSH
Login to your Bluehost cPanel
Click the SSH / Shell Access icon.
- Click the "Manage SSH Access" button.
- Choose "SSH access enabled" from the drop-down menu.
- Click the "Submit" button.
For additional information on using SSH please see SSH Connections
Account Verification Error
If you see the error "ERROR: You account must be verified before shell access can be enabled. Please contact our Verification Department to verify your account before continuing." you will need to contact our Verification team to verify your account purchase.
Please see Validating Account Purchase For instructions on how to verify your account.
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