Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange data between a web server and a client. Given that the information exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling a web hosting account. The commands that may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the possibilities are limited because you simply won't have root access to the machine, so you can just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. These are all actions that are performed within the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will be able to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are plenty of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access may be permitted with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared plan that you have picked includes this function as standard. If not, you may add it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it straightaway. You'll discover all the info which you need inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username which you must use, alongside thorough Help articles where we've listed all the commands that you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be changed from the very same section anytime with a few clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect securely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files that you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you may add it via the hosting Control Panel if needed - even only for the current month. In either case, you could activate and de-activate the feature with one mouse click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can easily input the password that you would like to use, because it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you could also change it as often as you want. The full list of the commands which can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra function after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server plans which we offer feature SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a function which you must enable. As soon as your new server is prepared, you shall be able to connect and begin working on your content through the login details that you have entered throughout the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via e-mail too. As your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical hosting server, there aren't any limitations regarding what you can or cannot do through SSH. You are able to download, install and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux server, reboot the entire server or simply a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases with no restrictions. All you will need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.