Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange data between a server and a client. Because the information exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of controlling a website hosting account. The commands which could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the options are limited as you will not have root access to the website hosting server, so you could just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. These are all actions that are performed inside the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will be able to install server-side software or to restart the web server or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are plenty of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

SSH access could be permitted with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared website hosting you have picked offers this feature as standard. If not, you can include it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it immediately. You'll discover all the info that you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, alongside thorough Help articles where we've listed all the commands which you can use in the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password can be changed from the very same section anytime with several clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely and securely through an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files which 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 CP, provided with all accounts. If your plan doesn't support this feature by default, you'll be able to include it with ease through the Upgrades menu. As soon as you go to the SSH section, you'll find the details which you need to connect to the server through 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 required. These login credentials are also required if you want 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 provide you with. A complete list of the commands you can perform will offer you a better idea of what tasks you can perform in your account and each one is accompanied by a few examples of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server packages include SSH access by default, so you shall not need to include any upgrades or activate anything - the moment 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 which you have chosen through the signup procedure. As the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions in terms of the commands which you may run. Your server shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage virtually everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. That way, you can work with your files, databases and any apps which you install in a fast and protected way.