SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to exchange encrypted information between a client and a server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy clients prefer SSH mainly because of the enhanced level of security. The connection is created and the commands are delivered using a command line. The offered options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files could be relocated or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives could be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are a lot more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be set up plus much 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 largely 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 may be enabled with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared hosting package that you've chosen includes this function as standard. If not, you could include it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it right away. You will discover all the information that you need within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, as well as comprehensive Help articles in which we've listed each of the commands that you can use within the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password can be changed from the same section at any time with a couple of clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all of the files you upload will go through an encrypted connection.