Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange info between a server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of handling a website hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the possibilities are limited since you simply won't have root access to the web server, so you could just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They're all actions that are executed inside the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or only a specific 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 tons of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

If the shared hosting package which you’ve picked through the signup process comes with SSH access as standard, you'll be able to activate this function with a click inside your Hepsia CP. If you have picked a different package, the SSH access function may be added using the Upgrades menu and it will become available at once. All the details that you need to connect will be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same place and you shall be able to change it at any time. All the commands that are permitted are listed within the Help articles which we've prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax which you must use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is included as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you could add it through the hosting CP if required - even only for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the feature with just 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 required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you may input the password which 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 much as you want. The full list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with 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 which supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

You will be able to use SSH to control your content regardless of which VPS plans you select when you sign up, because all our plans come with this feature as standard. You won't have to include or allow anything by hand - the instant your hosting server is prepared and you get the Welcome e-mail with the login information, you'll be able to connect and start working on your sites or any software that you want to set up and run on the web server. You will have root-level access to the VPS and because the account will be isolated from all of the other accounts on the physical server, you shall be able to do anything you want with no restrictions. You may install any app you need and which will work on a Linux-based server, reboot any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and work with your files and databases easily and quickly.