SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to transfer encoded info between a client and a server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy users choose SSH mainly because of the higher level of security. The connection is created and the commands are sent using a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files can be moved or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are much more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed plus much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, since full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server will be affected. While SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting
SSH access can be allowed with a click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared web hosting
that you've chosen includes this feature as standard. If not, you can include it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it right away. You will find all the details that you need in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username which you need to use, as well as thorough Help articles in which we have listed the commands which you can use within the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password could be changed from the exact same section at any time with a few clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely and securely using an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all of the files that you upload will go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server
packages, while with others you can easily add it via the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. In either case, you can activate and de-activate the function with only one mouse click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you may type the password that you would like to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you could also change it as much as you need. The full list of the commands that can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.