Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. As the data exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite 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 instance, the alternatives are limited as you shall not have root access to the machine, so you can only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. They're all actions which are executed within the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the machine or only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access could be permitted with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared hosting that you have picked includes this feature by default. If not, you can include it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it instantly. You'll find all the info which you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you must use, alongside thorough Help articles where we have listed each of the commands you can use within the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the very same section anytime with a couple of clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect securely through an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files which you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.