Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange information between a web server and a client. Due to the fact that the data exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of managing a website hosting account. The commands which may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the choices are limited as you will not have root access to the web server, so you could only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so forth. They are all actions which are carried out inside the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account with us and you would like to manage your content remotely via SSH, you could get SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal doesn't offer this feature by default, you can add it with a few clicks through the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you'll see the host, the port number and the username that you need to use when you connect to the account. You can even select what password you would want to use, given that it does not have to be the same as the one for the account. We have prepared numerous Help articles where you could find each of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, as well as examples of how they are used. In addition, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.