SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to transfer protected data between a client and a web server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy customers prefer SSH due to the better level of security. The connection is made and the commands are sent using a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files may be transferred or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives can 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 plus much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, because full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server will be affected. Even though SSH is used predominantly with UNIX-like OSs, 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 mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared web hosting you have chosen comes with this feature by default. If not, you can include it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it straightaway. You'll discover all the info which you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you must use, along with thorough Help articles where we've listed each of the commands you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be changed from the exact same section anytime with a couple of clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely and securely via an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, each of the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated server accounts offer the possibility to access and handle them through SSH. If the plan that you have chosen incorporates this function by default, you just need to enable the SSH access function via the corresponding section of the Hepsia CP. If the feature is listed as an additional upgrade, you can quickly add it via the Add Services/Upgrades link inside the Hepsia CP and it'll be available within a minute. We have a lot of help articles and video lessons about the use of SSH commands to handle your account and a full list of the commands which you can carry out alongside a number of examples to give you a better idea of what you can do. If SSH is enabled, you shall also be able to set up an SFTP connection to the account and to upload data securely using any FTP app which supports the feature.