i want to use some unix commands (I need to remove some directories). I followed the wiki instructions and set a shell account (to include ftp access). I have filezilla as an ftp client. What do I need to access the shell? I’ve searched here and the only reference was to “ssh” and putty and I have no idea what that means. Do I need a separate program to access the shell? I presume that the shell allows all the functions of the file manager options in Cpanel (which is what I’m used to)



If you’re on a Mac, use the “Terminal” application. You’ll need PuTTY if you’re on the PC. Then you go to command line to use SSH to connect.

If you remember the days of command line DOS on old PCs, then that’s what shell looks like. Lots of typing and no graphics.