Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange data between a website hosting server and a client. As the info exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of handling an Internet hosting account. The commands that may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the choices are limited as you won't have root access to the server, so you may just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. They're all actions which are carried out in the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able to set up server-side software or to restart the server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

SSH access could be permitted with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared web hosting which you have picked comes with this function by default. If not, you could include it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it right away. You'll discover all the information you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you must use, as well as detailed Help articles in which we've listed the commands you can use in the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the very same section anytime with a couple of mouse clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely and securely through an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files that you upload will go through an encrypted connection.