SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to exchange encrypted data between a client and a hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy clients opt for SSH mainly because of 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 instance, files could be moved or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives could be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are considerably more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be set up plus much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, because full root access is required and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Even though SSH is employed predominantly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
SSH access could be allowed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared hosting package which you have chosen includes this feature by default. If not, you could add it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it at once. You will find all the information which you need inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, as well as thorough Help articles in which we've listed the commands that you can use within the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password could be modified from the same section at any time with several clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely and securely via an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, each of the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account through SSH irrespective of which plan you select when you sign up. With some plans, the feature is provided as standard, and with others, it could be added as an optional upgrade for as long as you need it. You'll find the necessary login information in the Hepsia CP, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You can pick the password that you will use and if you would like, you may change it constantly with a couple of clicks for even better security. You'll be able to see all the commands which you can use beforehand, since we've listed them all together with examples of how they are used so as to execute a particular task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is activated, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.