SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to transfer protected information between a client and a server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy users prefer SSH due to the higher security level. The connection is made and the commands are sent through a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of 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, your options are significantly more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be installed and a lot more. These things are not possible on a shared server, because full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server will be affected. Although SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.
SSH Telnet in Web Hosting
SSH access is available with all Linux web hosting that we offer you. With some of them, it is featured by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can add with just a few clicks from your website hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you shall also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to choose the password that you shall use and, if needed, you'll be able to modify it with a few clicks from the same spot. All the commands that can be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to obtain SSH access to it with only a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all accounts. If your package doesn't support this feature by default, you shall be able to add it easily through the Upgrades menu. As soon as you go to the SSH section, you shall find the info which you need to connect to the server through a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter could be updated anytime, if necessary. These login credentials are also essential if you want to upload files through a secure connection and you wish to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service that we offer. A thorough list of the commands which you can carry out shall offer you a better idea of what tasks you could perform inside your account and each one is accompanied by a number of instances of the syntax.