SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to exchange protected info between a client and a website hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy clients favor SSH due to the enhanced security level. The connection is established and the commands are sent using a command line. The offered options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files may be transferred or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives could be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are a lot more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be set up plus much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, because full root access is required and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Even though SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting
SSH access may be allowed with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the cloud web hosting that you have chosen offers this feature as standard. If not, you could include it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it instantly. You'll find all the info you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you have to use, as well as in depth Help articles where we have listed each of the commands which you can use within the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password can be modified from the same section anytime with several clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely and securely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files you upload will go through an encrypted connection.