Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange info between a web server and a client. Since the information exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of managing a web hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the possibilities are limited since you won't have root access to the web server, so you may simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. They're all actions which are executed inside the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a number of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

If the hosting package that you’ve selected throughout the signup procedure features SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this feature with a click within your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have selected a different package, the SSH access function can be included using the Upgrades menu and it shall become available straightaway. All the details which you need connect will be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same location and you will be able to change it at any time. All the commands that are permitted are listed inside the Help articles which we have prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax that you have to use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.