SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to exchange encrypted information between a client and a server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy users prefer SSH because of the enhanced security level. The connection is created and the commands are delivered via a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files can be moved or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are considerably more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be set up plus much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, because full root access is required and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Though SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting
When you have a cloud website hosting account with us and you would like to handle your content remotely via SSH, you could receive SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not include this feature by default, you may add it with a few mouse clicks from the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you shall see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You can also pick what password you would want to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one for the account. We have prepared numerous Help articles where you can find all of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they are used. Additionally, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client like FileZilla, for example.