SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to transfer encoded information between a client and a hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy users prefer SSH due to the higher level of security. The connection is established and the commands are sent using a command line. The available options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files could be transferred or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives could be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are significantly more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be installed and more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server will be affected. While SSH is used largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
SSH access could be enabled with a click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the cloud hosting package that you have picked includes this feature as standard. If not, you may add it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it right away. You'll discover all the info you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you have to use, along with thorough Help articles in which we have listed each of the commands which you can use in the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password may be changed from the very same section anytime with a few mouse clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect securely through an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all of the files that you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you could add it from the hosting CP if necessary - even just for the current month. In any case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with only one click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you may enter the password that you'd like to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you may also change it as often as you want. The full list of the commands which can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.