SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to transfer encoded data between a client and a website hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy customers choose SSH due to the better level of security. The connection is made and the commands are sent via a command line. The available options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files can be transferred or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives may be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are a lot more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be installed and a lot more. These things are not possible on a shared server, since full root access is required and all the other clients on that server would be affected. Though SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our semi-dedicated server accounts offer the possibility to access and handle them using SSH. If the plan that you've selected incorporates this feature by default, you just need to allow the SSH access function via the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel. If the function is listed as an additional upgrade, you can quickly include it through the Add Services/Upgrades link in the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be available within a minute. We have a variety of help articles and video lessons regarding the use of SSH commands to handle your account and a full list of the commands that you can carry out together with a number of examples to provide you with a better idea of what you could do. If SSH is active, you will also be able to set up an SFTP connection to the account and to upload files securely via any FTP app which supports the function.