Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange info between a server and a client. Given that the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a 3rd party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of managing a web hosting account. The commands that can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, in particular, the alternatives are limited since you'll not have root access to the website hosting server, so you can just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They're all actions which are performed in the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the option to install server-side software or to restart the web server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of apps for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
In case you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you'd like to deal with your content remotely via SSH, you can easily get SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not provide this feature by default, you can easily add it with a couple of mouse clicks through the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the Control Panel, you'll see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You may also select what password you would want to use, considering that it does not need to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared many Help articles where you can easily find all of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, plus examples of how they are used. Furthermore, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.