Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange data between a website hosting server and a client. Since the info exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands which can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, in particular, the alternatives are limited as you'll not have root access to the web server, so you can simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. They are all actions that are executed in the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of apps for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access may be allowed with a click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux web hosting which you have selected includes this function as standard. If not, you can include it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it immediately. You'll discover all the information which you need inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, along with detailed Help articles in which we have listed all of the commands which you can use in the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password can be changed from the exact same section anytime with a few mouse clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect securely using an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, each of the files that you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you may add it through the hosting CP if required - even just for the current month. In either case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with only one click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you could input the password you want to use, because it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you could also change it as frequently as you need. The full list of the commands that can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a number of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

The virtual private server plans we offer provide SSH access as standard, not as an additional upgrade or a feature which you should enable. Once your new server is ready, you will be able to connect and start working on your content via the login details you have entered throughout the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e mail as well. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical server, there aren't any limitations as to what you can or can't do through SSH. You can download, install and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux hosting server, reboot the whole server or just a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases with virtually no restrictions. All you'll need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.