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What is SSH and what is it used for?

With Secure Shell (SSH), you can set up a secure connection between your computer and the one where your website is located. Webmasters can then access the shell of the web server and execute commands there. User data, as well as files will be transferred in encrypted form.

Some application examples for SSH:

  • Setup of a secure connection to the web server and secure transfer of files
  • Edit files directly on the web server
  • Backup of files (e.g. set up and load database dumps)
  • Setup of permissions for files and directories