When comparing Xshell 6 vs hyper, the Slant community recommends Xshell 6 for most people. In the question“What are the best terminal emulators for Windows?” Xshell 6 is ranked 10th while hyper is ranked 11th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Connections management
Pro Has tabs
Pro Local shell interface to control Xshell
Pro Great option for enterprises
Xshell 6 caters to enterprises with features such as multi-tab UI, dynamic port forwarding, scripting support, support for ASCII as well as non-ASCII characters, etc.
Pro Compose bar to send a string to multiple servers at once
Pro Can use any system font
Pro Tunneling bar
Channel monitoring and dynamic port forwarding.
Pro User defined key map support
Pro Task automation with VB script
Pro Cross-platform due to electron browser-based foundation
Although not Windows-friendly. But nobody uses Windows terminal anyway.
Pro Built on electron, supports split panels and plugins
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 Incorrect rendering
Terminal window has visual artifacts.
Con No configuration UI; all options must be set via JSON
Con Still maturing as of December 2016
Folks noticed some issues in the 1.0 release cited here.