Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange info between a web server and a client. Due to the fact that the info exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands that could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for instance, the possibilities are limited as you will not have root access to the web server, so you could simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. These are all actions which are carried out in the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you will be able to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you do not use a UNIX-like OS, there are tons of apps for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

SSH access could be allowed with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux cloud website hosting package which you have chosen comes with this function as standard. If not, you may include it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it at once. You will discover all the information that you need in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, as well as thorough Help articles where we have listed all the commands that you can use within the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the exact same section at any time with a couple of clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect securely through an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, each of the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.