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Secure Shell(SSH) Overview

Posted 08th August, 2019

SSH (or Secure Shell), is a cryptographic network protocol used to secure network connections over an unsecured network.

To use SSH, you must use an SSH client to connect to the server. Once connected, you can manually run commands within a terminal application.

With SSH, you use a terminal (or Shell) client to connect to the server.

  • On MacOs and Linux you can use Terminal.
  • If you are running Windows, you can download an SSH Client, such as PuTTy,

If you have a command prompt, you can type ssh, followed by your shell username(cPanel username), an @ sign, then your server name. For example:

ssh [email protected]