Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a hosting server and a client. Due to the fact that the information exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of managing an Internet hosting account. The commands which could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the choices 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, etc. They're all actions that are carried out in the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the server or only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

SSH access could be allowed with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared web hosting which you have chosen includes this feature by default. If not, you could include it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it immediately. You will find all the details you need within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username which you need to use, along with comprehensive Help articles where we've listed each of the commands which you can use within the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password could be changed from the exact same section anytime with a couple of clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely and securely via an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all of the files that you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to receive SSH access to it with simply a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all accounts. If your plan does not support this function by default, you will be able to include it without difficulty using the Upgrades menu. After you go to the SSH section, you'll discover the details that you need to connect to the server via a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter can be updated at any time, if needed. These login credentials are also required if you would like to upload files using a secure connection and you would like to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we offer. A comprehensive list of the commands which you can carry out shall give you a better idea of what tasks you could perform in your account and each is accompanied by a couple of examples of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server solutions which we offer come with SSH access as standard, not as an additional upgrade or a feature that you need to activate. As soon as your new server is prepared, you will be able to connect and begin working on your content via the login details you have entered during the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via e mail as well. Since your VPS will be isolated from the other ones on the physical web server, there are no limitations in regards to what you can or cannot do through SSH. You'll be able to download, set up and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux web server, reboot the entire server or simply a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you'll require for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.