Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange information between a web server and a client. As the info exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands that can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for instance, the choices are limited because you simply won't have root access to the web server, so you could simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. They are all actions which are carried out in the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able to install server-side software or to restart the machine or only a particular 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 tons of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you'd like to manage your content remotely via SSH, you can easily obtain SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package doesn't come with this feature by default, you could add it with a couple of mouse clicks from the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the CP, you'll see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You could also select what password you would want to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared a lot of Help articles in which you may find all of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, as well as examples of how they're used. Moreover, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client like FileZilla, for example.