What is SSH? How can you control a server via SSH?
Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a hosting server and a client. As the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of managing an Internet hosting account. The commands which can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the alternatives are limited as you won't have root access to the web server, so you could only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. These are all actions which are executed in the shared hosting account and don't need 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 hosting server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are plenty of apps for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
In case you have a shared website hosting account with us and you would like to deal with your content remotely via SSH, you could receive SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not offer this feature by default, you may add it with a few clicks through the Upgrades menu. In 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 could also select what password you would like to use, considering that it doesn't have to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared many Help articles where you could find each of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting plan, along with examples of how they're used. Also, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.