Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange data between a server and a client. Since the information exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling an Internet hosting account. The commands which may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the possibilities are limited since you will not have root access to the server, so you may only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. These are all actions which are performed within the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, that you can use 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 picked during the signup procedure offers SSH access by default, you'll be able to activate this feature with simply a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have picked a different plan, the SSH access function could be included using the Upgrades menu and it'll become available right away. The information that you need to connect shall 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 location and you will be able to modify it whenever you want. All commands that are allowed are listed within the Help articles which we've prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax which you must use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can include it through the hosting CP if needed - even only for the current month. Either way, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with a single click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you could type in the password which you want to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you can also change it as often as you require. The full list of the commands that can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a few examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS

You will be able to use SSH to handle your content regardless of which Linux virtual private servers you pick when you sign up, since all our packages include this feature as standard. You won't have to add or enable anything manually - the moment your hosting server is ready and you get the Welcome email with the login credentials, you can connect and begin working on your web sites or any software that you would like to install and run on the server. You shall have root-level access to the VPS and because the account shall be isolated from all of the other accounts within the physical web server, you shall be able to do anything you want with no restrictions. You could set up any app that you need and that shall run on a Linux-based hosting server, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and manage your files and databases quickly and easily.