SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to transfer protected information between a client and a server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy customers prefer SSH because of the better security level. The connection is created and the commands are sent using a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files could be relocated or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives may be created 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 could be installed and a lot more. These things are not possible on a shared server, since full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server will be affected. While SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting account with our company and you would like to handle your content remotely using SSH, you can easily get SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan doesn't come with this feature by default, you could add it with several clicks from the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the CP, you shall see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You could also choose what password you want to use, considering that it doesn't need to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared a lot of Help articles in which you may find each of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting plan, along with examples of how they're used. Also, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.