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 info between a web server and a client. Because the info exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands which can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the alternatives are limited since you shall not have root access to the website hosting server, so you may only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They are all actions that are executed inside the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. 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 via a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

In case you have a shared web hosting account with our company and you want to handle your content remotely via SSH, you can get SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not offer this feature as standard, you can add it with a couple of clicks via the Upgrades menu. Within 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 can also choose what password you would want to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared many Help articles in which you can find each of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, as well as examples of how they're used. Moreover, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.