Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange info between a server and a client. Since the info exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling a web hosting account. The commands which can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the possibilities are limited as you simply won't have root access to the server, so you can simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. They are all actions that are performed inside the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just 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 applications for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you'd like to deal with your content remotely through SSH, you can get SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not include this feature as standard, you could add it with several clicks through the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the CP, you'll see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You may also choose what password you would want to use, given that it does not have to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared many Help articles in which you could find all of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, plus examples of how they're used. Additionally, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client like FileZilla, for example.