Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange information between a hosting server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands that could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the possibilities are limited since you won't have root access to the machine, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They're all actions that are carried out in the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the 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 Operating System, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting
If the cloud web hosting plan that you’ve chosen during the signup process comes with SSH access by default, you'll be able to activate this feature with only a click within your Hepsia CP. If you have chosen a different plan, the SSH access feature can be included via the Upgrades menu and it will become available instantly. All the information which you need connect shall be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same location and you will be able to change it at any time. All commands which are allowed are listed inside the Help articles which we have prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax that you must use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.