Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a server and a client. As the data exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of managing a web hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the options are limited since you shall not have root access to the server, so you can just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. They're all actions that are carried out in the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you will be able to install server-side software or to restart the machine or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are tons of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access may be permitted with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared hosting package that you have chosen provides this feature as standard. If not, you could include it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it instantly. You will discover all the info which you need inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, along with detailed Help articles in which we've listed all of the commands you can use in the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password can be changed from the exact 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 as well. With an SFTP connection, each of the files which you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you will be able to include it through the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even just for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the feature with one mouse click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can type in the password that you'd like to use, as it does not have 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 require. The full list of the commands which can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

The virtual private server packages that we offer provide SSH access by default, not as an optional upgrade or a feature that you need to activate. The moment your new server is ready, you'll be able to connect and begin working on your content using the login details that you've entered throughout the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e-mail as well. As your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical web server, there aren't any limitations in regards to what you can or can't do through SSH. You may download, set up and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux web server, reboot the entire server or just a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you'll need for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.