SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to exchange protected info between a client and a web server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy users favor SSH mainly because of the enhanced level of security. The connection is made and the commands are delivered via a command line. The available options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files can be transferred or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives can be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are a lot more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be set up and a lot more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server would be affected. Even though SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

If the shared website hosting package that you’ve chosen throughout the signup process includes SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this feature with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have picked a different plan, the SSH access function may be included using the Upgrades menu and it will become available straightaway. All the info which you need connect shall be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same spot and you shall be able to change it anytime. All of the commands which are allowed are listed inside the Help articles which we've prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax which you need to use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.