SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to transfer encrypted data between a client and a hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy users prefer SSH due to the improved security level. The connection is created and the commands are sent using a command line. The offered options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files could be relocated or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives could be created 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 could be set up and a lot more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is required and all the other clients on that server will be affected. While SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
When you have a cloud hosting account with us and you would like to handle your content remotely through SSH, you can easily obtain SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not come with this feature by default, you can easily add it with a couple of mouse clicks from the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the CP, you shall see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You can even pick what password you would like to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one for the account. We have prepared several Help articles in which you could find all the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they are used. Moreover, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.