Find out what SSH is and just how you can control an entire server using it.
SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to exchange encoded information between a client and a website hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy users opt for SSH because of the better security level. The connection is made and the commands are delivered through a command line. The offered options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files can 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 considerably more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be set up and much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, since full root access is required and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Though SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Hosting
SSH access can be enabled with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the hosting plan you have chosen offers this feature as standard. If not, you can include it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it instantly. You'll find all the information you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you must use, alongside detailed Help articles in which we have listed each of the commands you can use in the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the exact same section at any time with a few clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect securely through an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all of the files that you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.