How can I not be forced to find the key file in downloads and change the permission every time I want to ssh in? I am trying to make a web server. Are there any videos you might be able to recommend?
You can reuse a key file that you have created previously. Just assign that key to the EC2 instance that you are creating instead of creating and downloading a new one. The trick there is being careful to secure that key so that you aren't leaving yourself open for security issues.
I went with a lightsail instance for my website. I have the console with that so I don't have to cd downloads then change the permission. I think if I moved the key to home then I would not have to change directory to downloads. Also not really sure why the permission change isn't permanent.
thanks for the help