SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to transfer encoded information between a client and a hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy customers choose SSH due to the better security level. The connection is created and the commands are delivered through a command line. The available options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files could be moved or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are significantly more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be set up and more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Even though SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
SSH access could be allowed with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux cloud package that you have selected comes with this function as standard. If not, you may add it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it straightaway. You'll discover all the info that you need inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username which you need to use, as well as detailed Help articles in which we've listed all of the commands which you can use within the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password could be changed from the same section anytime with a couple of mouse clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect securely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, each of the files which you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.