SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to transfer encoded info between a client and a server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy users prefer SSH mainly because of the higher security level. The connection is established 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 example, files can be transferred 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 much more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be installed plus much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, because full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. While SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
SSH access is offered with all Linux shared hosting packages
that we offer. With some of them, it's provided by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade which you can add with several mouse clicks from your website hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can choose the password that you will use and, if necessary, you will be able to change it with a few clicks from the same place. All commands which can be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you shall also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server
account with us, you shall be able to obtain SSH access to it with just a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts. If your package does not support this function by default, you shall be able to include it effortlessly through the Upgrades menu. Once you go to the SSH section, you'll find the info 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 can be updated at any time, if required. These login credentials are also essential if you'd like to upload files using a secure connection and you want 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 carry out will provide you with a better idea of what tasks you could perform within your account and each is accompanied by several examples of the syntax.