SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to exchange encoded data between a client and a website hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy customers prefer SSH due to the better level of security. The connection is created and the commands are sent via a command line. The offered options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files could be moved or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives may be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are much more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be set up plus much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, because full root access is required and all the other clients on that server shall be affected. Although SSH is used predominantly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Web Hosting
SSH access may be permitted with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the web hosting that you have picked offers this feature by default. If not, you can include it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it at once. You will discover all the information and facts which you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you have to use, as well as detailed Help articles where we have listed the commands that you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password may be changed from the same section anytime with a couple of clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect securely through an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, each of the files you upload will go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to obtain SSH access to it with a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts. If your package doesn't support this function by default, you shall be able to add it easily using the Upgrades menu. As soon as you go to the SSH section, you will find the details which you need to connect to the server via a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter may be updated at any time, if required. These login credentials are also required if you want to upload files through a secure connection and you would like to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service we provide you with. A detailed list of the commands which you can perform will give you a better idea of what tasks you could perform in your account and each one is accompanied by a couple of instances of the syntax.