When comparing Xshell vs hyper, the Slant community recommends Xshell for most people. In the question“What are the best terminal emulators for Windows?” Xshell is ranked 6th while hyper is ranked 11th.
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Pro Connections management
Pro Has tabs
Pro Task automation with VB script
Pro Tunneling bar
Channel monitoring and dynamic port forwarding.
Pro Compose bar to send a string to multiple servers at once
Pro Local shell interface to control Xshell
Pro User defined key map support
Pro Can use any system font
Pro Built on electron, supports split panels and plugins
Pro Cross-platform due to electron browser-based foundation
Con Not free
The subscription costs $89 per year.
Con No stable portable version
Any portable version present is wrapper. It moves files from portable folder to appdata and backward, which often cause dataloss
Con Made with Electron
It uses a considerable amount of resources, compared to other offerings.
Con Still maturing as of December 2016
Folks noticed some issues in the 1.0 release cited here.