Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a website hosting server and a client. Because the info exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a 3rd party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling a website hosting account. The commands which may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the choices are limited because you will not have root access to the machine, so you could simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They are all actions that are carried out within the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you will be able to install server-side software or to restart the machine or just a particular 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 apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

If the cloud hosting package deal that you’ve chosen during the signup procedure includes SSH access by default, you will be able to activate this function with just a mouse click in your Hepsia CP. If you have chosen a different package, the SSH access function could be included using the Upgrades menu and it will become available immediately. All the info you need to connect will be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same spot and you will be able to change it whenever you want. All of the commands that are permitted are listed within the Help articles that we have prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax which you need to use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.