Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange info between a server and a client. Because the info exchanged by the two sides is protected, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of managing a website hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the alternatives are limited since you shall not have root access to the server, so you may only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. They are all actions that are carried out inside the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to install server-side software or to restart the machine or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a variety of apps for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

If the shared website hosting package deal which you’ve picked during the signup process provides SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this function with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have chosen a different package, the SSH access function could be added through the Upgrades menu and it shall become available instantly. All the info which you need connect will be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same spot and you'll be able to modify it at any time. All commands that are allowed are listed in the Help articles that we have prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax that you need to use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is provided by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you will be able to include it from the hosting CP if required - even only for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the function with one mouse click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you will see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can type in the password you want to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as frequently as you require. The full list of the commands which can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a few examples. An extra function 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

All our virtual private server solutions come with SSH access as standard, so you shall not have to include any upgrades or enable anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login details, you shall be able to connect through its main IP address and the login credentials that you have selected through the signup process. As the VPS accounts come with full root-level access, there are no restrictions regarding the commands which you could run. Your server shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage just about everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. Thus, you can work with your files, databases and any applications that you install in a fast and protected way.