Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange data between a hosting server and a client. As the data exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a 3rd party can't intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands that may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the alternatives are limited as you will not have root access to the web server, so you can just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. These are all actions which are carried out within the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the ability 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, and if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are plenty of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
In case you have a shared hosting account with us and you would like to handle your content remotely via SSH, you can easily get SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not include this feature by default, you can easily add it with several 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 need to use when you connect to the account. You can even pick what password you would want to use, considering that it does not need to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared many Help articles in which you could find each of the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, as well as examples of how they're used. In addition, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.