Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange data between a server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of managing a website hosting account. The commands that could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the alternatives are limited because you shall not have root access to the server, so you may only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. They are all actions that are performed inside the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
In case you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you want to manage your content remotely using SSH, you may receive SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package doesn't offer this feature as standard, you can easily add it with a couple of mouse clicks through the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the CP, you will see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You could also choose what password you would want to use, given that it doesn't need to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared a number of Help articles where you could find all of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, along with examples of how they are used. Additionally, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.