SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to exchange encrypted information between a client and a server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy clients favor SSH due to the enhanced level of security. The connection is made and the commands are sent through a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files may 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 significantly more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed and much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is required and all the other clients on that server would be affected. Although SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

When you have a shared hosting account with our company and you would like to manage your content remotely using SSH, you may obtain SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not offer this feature as standard, you can easily add it with a few clicks via the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the CP, you'll see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You could also choose what password you would want to use, since it does not need to be the same as the one for the account. We have prepared several Help articles where you could find all of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they are used. Also, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.