SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to exchange protected information between a client and a server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy customers opt for SSH mainly because of the enhanced level of security. The connection is created and the commands are sent via a command line. The available options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files may be moved or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives may 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 may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be set up plus much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, because full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Even though SSH is employed predominantly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting account with our company and you'd like to deal with your content remotely through SSH, you could obtain SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan doesn't include this feature by default, you can easily add it with several clicks from the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You can even choose what password you want to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one for the account. We have prepared numerous Help articles in which you can find all of the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, along with examples of how they're used. Furthermore, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.