Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange information between a server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling 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 choices are limited as you shall not have root access to the server, so you may simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. These are all actions which are performed in the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able 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, but if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

SSH access could be enabled with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the hosting plan which you have selected includes this feature by default. If not, you could include it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it instantly. You will find all the details which you need inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, along with detailed Help articles in which we have listed all of the commands you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password may be modified from the exact same section anytime with a couple of mouse clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely through an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, each of the files which you upload will go through an encrypted connection.