SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to transfer encrypted information between a client and a hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy clients prefer SSH because of the improved security level. The connection is made and the commands are delivered via a command line. The offered options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files can be moved or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives may be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are a lot more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be installed and a lot more. These things are not possible on a shared server, since full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server would be affected. Although SSH is used predominantly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting
SSH access could be permitted with a click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux cloud web hosting which you have selected offers this feature as standard. If not, you could add it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it straightaway. You will discover all the information you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you must use, along with comprehensive Help articles where we've listed each of the commands which you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the same section at any time with a few mouse clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely via an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all of the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.