SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to transfer encrypted information between a client and a web server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy users favor SSH mainly because of the better level of security. The connection is established and the commands are delivered using a command line. The offered options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files could be relocated or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your 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 are not possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is required and all the other customers on that server would be affected. While SSH is employed predominantly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting account with our company and you'd like to manage your content remotely using SSH, you could get SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package doesn't provide this feature by default, you can add it with a few 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 can even pick what password you would want to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared several Help articles in which you could find all of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they're used. Additionally, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.