Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange info between a web server and a client. As the info exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of managing a website hosting account. The commands which may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the choices are limited as you shall not have root access to the hosting server, so you may just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. They are all actions that are performed inside the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or just 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 OS, there are a number of apps for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

If the shared web hosting package deal that you’ve selected during the signup process features SSH access as standard, you'll be able to activate this feature with simply a click in your Hepsia CP. If you have selected a different package, the SSH access function could be added using the Upgrades menu and it shall become available right away. All the details which you need connect shall be conveniently listed inside 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 whenever you want. All the commands which are allowed are listed inside the Help articles which we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax that you should use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account using SSH regardless of which package you pick when you sign up. With some plans, the function is offered by default, while with others, it can be added as and additional upgrade for as long as you need it. You will find the needed login details within the Hepsia CP, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You will be able to choose the password that you'll use and if you would like, you may change it constantly with a few clicks for even higher security. You'll be able to see all the commands that you can use upfront, as we've listed them all alongside examples of how they are used in order to execute a specific task. Once SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is enabled, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

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 that you must enable. The moment your new server is ready, you shall be able to connect and start working on your content via the login details you have entered throughout the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e mail too. Because your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical hosting server, there aren't any limitations in regards to what you can or can't do via SSH. You could download, install and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux machine, reboot the entire server or only a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases with virtually no restrictions. All you will require for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.