SSH provides a significantly more secure way of updating WordPress files and plugins or performing new plugin installations. Here, I explain how to enable WordPress to use SSH for all updates and installations.
Linux & Servers
What is life without Linux? Browse this category to explore content I have created relating to Linux and Servers. This section is pretty broad. It promises content on Ubuntu, cloud VMs, server automation, bash scripting, PowerShell, system/website administration, AWS, etc. Watch this space for my existing and future content on the aforementioned technologies.
A general overview of SSH2 for PHP can be found at the official Secure Shell2 reference. If you look at the requirements section, you will see that two other libraries are required for it to work. They are OpenSSL and libssh2. I explain here how to install both of these first. And then we proceed to actually install ssh2 for PHP shell connections.
I like to automate things! There’s this great feeling you get when you set things up to run without manual intervention. It just makes you feel “powerful”. I have scripts and code pieces to backup stuff like Microsoft SQL Server Databases (see my post on Backing up SQL Server to Dropbox), MySQL Databases, entire cloud machines, entire websites, and/or selected folder(s) within a directory.