SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to transfer encoded info between a client and a server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy customers choose SSH because of the improved level of security. The connection is created and the commands are delivered using a command line. The offered options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files could be transferred 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 much more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed and a lot more. These things are not possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Although SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting
SSH access may be enabled with a click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux cloud website hosting package you have selected includes this function by default. If not, you could add it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it instantly. You'll find all the information that you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you need to use, alongside detailed Help articles in which we have listed the commands that you can use in the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password can be changed from the very same section at any time with several clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely through an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all of the files which you upload will go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is included as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you may add it from the hosting CP if necessary - even just for the current month. In either case, you can activate and de-activate the function with one mouse click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you could type the password which you want to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you may also change it as frequently as you require. The full list of the commands that can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this type of connections.