Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. Because the info exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of managing a hosting account. The commands that can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, in particular, the choices are limited because you won't have root access to the hosting server, so you may simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They are all actions that are carried out inside the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are plenty of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

If the shared web hosting package which you’ve selected during the signup process includes SSH access by default, you'll be able to activate this feature with just a mouse click within your Hepsia Control Panel. If you've picked a different package, the SSH access feature could be included via the Upgrades menu and it'll become available right away. All the details that you need to connect shall be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same location and you'll be able to modify it at any time. All of the commands that are allowed are listed within the Help articles that we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax that you have to use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you could include it via the hosting CP if required - even just for the current month. In any case, you can activate and de-activate the function with one mouse click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you can type the password that you'd like to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you can also change it as frequently as you need. The full list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several examples. An extra feature after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

The virtual private server packages we offer include SSH access as standard, not as a paid upgrade or a feature which you have to enable. The minute your new server is prepared, you will 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 as well. As your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical server, there aren't any limitations in regards to what you can or cannot do using SSH. You are able to download, install and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux machine, reboot the entire server or just a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you will require for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.