I hope that helps.
Hey there @alharlow,
SSH is a more advanced way of interacting with the Linux command shell instead of using a GUI like cPanel to control it. There are a LOT of things you can do from the command line, including things that may break your site if you're not careful.
I would suggest looking at the links @JesseW provided and doing a bit of research on the subject. Most things can be taken care of from the cPanel interface itself and I recommend using that if you don't know how use the command line. You can do some really neat things in there, though. For example, using the wp-cli can be amazing. More information here.
I would say just be careful. Make backups before making changes. Do some research and see if you actually need to use SSH for anything.
Once your issue is resolved,
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