Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange info between a server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling a hosting account. The commands which could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for instance, the alternatives are limited as you won't have root access to the website hosting server, so you could just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. They are all actions that are executed in the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are tons of applications for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

When you have a web hosting account with our company and you'd like to handle your content remotely via SSH, you could get SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not include this feature by default, you may add it with a few clicks through the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you'll see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You can also pick what password you would like to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared many Help articles where you may find all of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting package, along with examples of how they are used. Furthermore, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.