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 server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of controlling a hosting account. The commands that could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, in particular, the alternatives are limited because you'll not have root access to the server, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. They are all actions which are carried out 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 install server-side software or to restart the machine or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

If you have a hosting account with us and you'd like to handle your content remotely using SSH, you can receive SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan doesn't offer this feature as standard, you can add it with a couple of mouse clicks from the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the CP, you shall see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You may also pick what password you would like to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared a lot of Help articles where you could find each of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting package, plus examples of how they are used. Furthermore, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.