SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to transfer encrypted information between a client and a website hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy customers favor SSH because of the better security level. The connection is created and the commands are delivered via a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files may be moved or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives could be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are a lot more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be set up and more. These things are not possible on a shared server, because full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server will 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 Shared Hosting
SSH access could be permitted with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared hosting that you've selected includes this function by default. If not, you can add it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it straightaway. You will find all the details you need in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username which you need to use, alongside thorough Help articles where we've listed each of the commands that you can use within the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the very same section at any time with a couple of mouse clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect securely via an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files that you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.