Enabling SFTP on MediaTemple (dv) accounts (Plesk)

Connecting to your web server by FTP is insecure as you send your username and password in plain text for the world to see. Instead, you should really be using SFTP. Setting up SFTP on most systems, however, is still not as intuitive as it should be.

If you're on a MediaTemple (dv) – Dedivated-Virtual – account, here are the settings for connecting via SFTP:

Then, in your FTP client of choice (mine's Transmit), enter the following FTP settings:

That's it, you should be up and running.

(If you're on a MediaTemple (gs) – Grid-Service – account instead, you can enable SFTP by selecting Server Administrator from the main Control Panel and setting the SSH option as "enabled".)