In order to increase the security of networks, servers now support Secure Shell (SSH) connections. SSH is a secure shell system; it encrypts data between a client and server. This is in contrast to telnet (or FTP, or most other services), that send information in plain text. SSH encrypts all traffic, including passwords, typed text, X graphics, etc. It is meant to be a drop-in replacement for both telnet and rsh. Read more
Now that you have a web hosting account, you’re ready to get your web site up and start sending and receiving e-mail. In order to do anything with your account, you have to know how to access it. There are several ways you can access your account:
Web-Based Control Panels make it easy to access almost all of the features of your account from any internet-connected web browser.
Secure Shell (SSH) Telnet is the way you access your account in its native Linux environment. When you’re logged in by telnet, you will have to type in the commands to be executed, similar to the old pre-Windows DOS environment.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is what you’ll use to upload your web site’s files to your account’s www directory.
Microsoft FrontPage is a popular tool for creating and publishing web pages.
E-mail allows you to send and receive electronic mail.
The process by which files are transferred to the web server is called “FTP” (File Transfer Protocol). You have unlimited access to your account by both SSH (only some web hosts) and FTP 24 hours a day.
Online services which offer an Internet gateway, such as AOL, CompuServe, and Prodigy may have a built-in FTP interface. If you have a PPP Internet account, you need an FTP “client” (a software program that performs the FTP function.) Read more