Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a website hosting server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling a web hosting account. The commands which could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the options are limited as you'll not have root access to the server, so you could just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. They are all actions that are performed in the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to install server-side software or to restart the web server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access can be allowed with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux cloud hosting that you have selected includes this function by default. If not, you can add it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it immediately. You'll find all the info which you need inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, alongside detailed Help articles in which we've listed the commands you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password may be changed from the exact same section anytime with a couple of mouse clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely and securely via an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all of the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.