Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange data between a web server and a client. As the data exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling an Internet hosting account. The commands that can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for example, the alternatives are limited as you won't have root access to the web server, so you may simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. They are all actions that are executed in the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the server or just a particular 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 lot of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting account with us and you would like to manage your content remotely using SSH, you can get SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not provide this feature as standard, you can add it with a couple of mouse clicks through the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you will see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You could also choose what password you want to use, since it does not need to be the same as the one for the account. We have prepared numerous Help articles in which you can find each of the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they're used. Moreover, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client like FileZilla, for example.

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