SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to exchange encrypted data between a client and a server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy customers favor SSH due to the better security level. The connection is established and the commands are delivered through a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files can be relocated or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your choices are considerably more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be installed plus much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, since full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server will be affected. While SSH is employed predominantly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting
SSH access could be permitted with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the cloud website hosting plan you have selected includes this feature as standard. If not, you can add it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it at once. You will discover all the details which you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you need to use, along with comprehensive Help articles where we've listed the commands that you can use in the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password could be modified from the very same section at any time with a couple of clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect securely through an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all of the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you will be able to include it from the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. In any case, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with just one mouse click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you may type in the password that you'd like to use, because 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 frequently as you want. The full list of the commands which can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.