Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange data between a server and a client. As the data exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands which can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, in particular, the choices are limited because you will not have root access to the machine, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. These are all actions which are executed in the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able to set up server-side software or to restart the machine or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are tons of applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
SSH access may be allowed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the cloud hosting that you have selected provides this feature as standard. If not, you could add it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it straightaway. You'll discover all the details that you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, alongside comprehensive Help articles where we've listed all of the commands you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the same section at any time with a couple of mouse clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect securely via an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, each of the files that you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.