SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to transfer encrypted information between a client and a website hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy customers favor SSH mainly because of the improved security level. The connection is made and the commands are delivered through a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files can be relocated or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives could be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are much more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be set up and more. These things are not possible on a shared server, since full root access is required and all the other customers on that server would be affected. Though SSH is employed predominantly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.
SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting
If the shared web hosting package which you’ve picked throughout the signup process provides SSH access by default, you'll be able to activate this function with only a click within your Hepsia CP. If you have chosen a different plan, the SSH access feature can be included through the Upgrades menu and it'll become available immediately. All the info which you need connect shall be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same place and you'll be able to change it anytime. All of the commands which are allowed are listed within the Help articles that we have prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax which you should use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can add it from the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. Either way, you could activate and de-activate the feature with one click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you could type the password you want to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as much as you need. A complete list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.