SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to exchange encoded information between a client and a web server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy users opt for SSH due to the improved level of security. The connection is made and the commands are sent via a command line. The available options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files may be transferred or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives may be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are significantly more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed plus much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, because full root access is required and all the other customers on that server would be affected. While SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account with us and you'd like to deal with your content remotely via SSH, you could get SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not offer this feature as standard, you could add it with several clicks via the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you shall see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You can also select what password you would like to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one for the account. We have prepared many Help articles in which you can easily find each of the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, plus examples of how they're used. Additionally, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.