SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to exchange encoded information between a client and a hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy customers opt for SSH mainly because of the better security level. The connection is made and the commands are delivered via a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files may be transferred or deleted, databases could 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 could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be installed and much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server will be affected. While SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Web Hosting
If the web hosting plan which you’ve selected throughout the signup process includes SSH access by default, you'll be able to activate this feature with just a mouse click within your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have picked a different package, the SSH access function can be included using the Upgrades menu and it'll become available right away. The information you need to connect will be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same place and you shall be able to change it whenever you want. All of the commands which are permitted are listed within the Help articles that we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax which you should use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you could include it through the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even only for the current month. Either way, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with only one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you may input the password you want to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you can also change it as frequently as you want. A full list of the commands that can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.