If you use the command line to ssh or scp, save time by utilizing a .ssh/config file. This file will save the settings for any particular Host. While there are a ton of settings, here is a simple example:

Host dev1
HostName dev1.mydomain.com
User deploy
Port 2222

Entering ssh dev1 is equivalent to ssh -p 2222 deploy@dev1.mydomain.com. Similarly, scp sample.file dev1:mytempfolder/ is equivalent to scp -P 2222 sample.file deploy@dev1.mydomain.com:mytempfolder/. Combining a .ssh/config file with ssh public key authentication, you will be able to login and/or copy files to and from remote servers with ease.