Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. Due to the fact that the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling a hosting account. The commands that could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, in particular, the options are limited because you shall not have root access to the hosting server, so you could only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They are all actions which are executed in the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or just a particular 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 a lot of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
In case you have a shared hosting account with our company and you would like to deal with your content remotely using SSH, you can obtain SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal doesn't include this feature as standard, you may add it with several clicks from the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the Control Panel, you shall see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You can even pick what password you would want to use, considering that it doesn't have to be the same as the one for the account. We have prepared several Help articles in which you may find all the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they are used. Moreover, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.