What is SSH?
Secure SHell (SSH) is a UNIX-based interface and protocol for secure access to a remote computer / server. Server operations are performed via a command line and commands are Linux based. Communication with the server takes place through public and private keys that provide encrypted communication, and this tutorial will explain their creation and access to the server.
How to access SSH?
The following prerequisites are required to enable SSH access:
Creating SSH Access Keys
SSH access takes place using security login keys. To create the keys for communication, you need to log in to your user profile (cPanel). Then follow these steps:
This step creates the key you will use to log in. The key name field, type and size is automatically filled in here, you need to type the key password yourself and click on Generate Key. This creates the public key.
An appropriate private key is created for each public key, which should be downloaded in .ppk format. First in the Private keys section find the name of the key you previously created and click on View / Download. In the Convert the key to PPK format section, enter the password you entered when creating the public key and click on Convert, then download the key by clicking Download Key. The key created in this way will be used in PuTTY connection settings.
This completes the key placement procedure. To connect to the server just click on the Open button enter your username and password you created when generating the key and there will be successful connection.