Find out more about SSH and how this simple protocol will provide you with the ability to quickly control whole web servers.
Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange info between a server and a client. Since the info exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling a website hosting account. The commands which may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for example, the choices are limited because you will not have root access to the hosting server, so you may just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They're all actions that are carried out in the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able to install server-side software or to restart the machine or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
In case you have a shared website hosting account with our company and you want to deal with your content remotely via SSH, you may receive SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal doesn't provide this feature as standard, you can add it with a couple of mouse clicks through the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You could also select what password you would want to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared a number of Help articles where you can easily find all the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, plus examples of how they are used. Furthermore, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.