SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to exchange encoded info between a client and a hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy customers favor SSH due to the enhanced security level. The connection is created and the commands are delivered using a command line. The available options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files could be relocated or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives may be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are significantly more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be set up and more. These things aren't 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 used mainly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Web Hosting
In case you have a web hosting account with our company and you'd like to manage your content remotely via SSH, you can easily receive SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not provide this feature as standard, you could add it with a couple of clicks via the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the Control Panel, you'll see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You may also pick what password you would want to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared many Help articles in which you may find all of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, plus examples of how they are used. Furthermore, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you will be able to include it via the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. In any case, you could activate and de-activate the feature with just one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can input the password that you'd like to use, as it does not 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 often as you need. The full list of the commands which can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a few instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.