Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a web server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands that may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the alternatives are limited because you will not have root access to the hosting server, so you could just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. They're all actions which are performed within the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will be able to install server-side software or to restart the hosting server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of apps for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting
SSH access can be allowed with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the cloud website hosting service you have chosen comes with this feature by default. If not, you can add it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it straightaway. You will find all the info that you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you have to use, alongside detailed Help articles in which we've listed the commands you can use in the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password may be changed from the exact same section anytime with several mouse clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect securely through an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all of the files which you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.