How to configure SiteLock on Shared hosting

SiteLock is a website security and monitoring tool that eliminates cyber threats and keeps websites safe and secure.

Here you will learn how to provide SiteLock with access to your website files with Shared Hosting. If you are configuring SiteLock for a website built with EasyWP, please refer to this guide.

First, you need to create an FTP account. This requires your username, password, and hostname.

NOTE: Please make sure that the newly created FTP account has no data in the Directory field.

When you have enabled FTP access, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your SiteLock dashboard and open Smart Wizard for your website.

    NOTE: The free Scan plan does not have a Smart Wizard option.

  2. Fill in the configuration form with your SFTP details:

  3. Method for File Transfers: FTP
    FTP Host or IP address: your FTP account hostname or hosting account’s IP address
    (S)FTP Port Number: 21
    User ID: your FTP account username
    Password: your FTP account password

  4. Select Test Connection and go to Step 2. You will see a list of folders present in your hosting account:

  5. Type ./public_html in the Root Directory field, then click This is it:

  6. You will see the following pop-up window:

  7. Click SMART Settings to check platform access settings:

  8. Make sure that all fields on the page are correctly completed, then click Next.
  9. On Step 2, you will be asked to check the FTP details:

  10. Click Test Connection.

  11. On Step 3, select the folder where the website is located, which should be ./public_html:

  12. Click This is it. The following pop-up window will appear:

  13. Click Continue to proceed further. You will see the Feature Status confirmation window:

You’ve finished!
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