Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange data between a website hosting server and a client. As the info exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of managing a hosting account. The commands that can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for example, the options are limited because you shall not have root access to the web server, so you may simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. They're all actions that are performed within the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a variety of apps for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

If the shared hosting plan that you’ve chosen through the signup process features SSH access by default, you'll be able to activate this feature with just a mouse click in your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have selected a different plan, the SSH access function could be added through the Upgrades menu and it will become available at once. All the info you need to connect will be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same spot and you'll be able to modify it anytime. All the commands which are allowed are listed inside the Help articles that we've prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax that you must use. An additional advantage of enabling 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 provided by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you could include it via the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even only for the current month. In any case, you could activate and de-activate the function with only one mouse click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you can type in the password that you would like to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you can also change it as frequently as you want. A complete list of the commands which can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several 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 this kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server packages which we offer include SSH access as standard, not as an optional upgrade or a function which you need to enable. The moment your new server is prepared, you'll be able to connect and start working on your content via the login details that you have entered during the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via email too. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical server, there aren't any limitations regarding what you can or can't do using SSH. You may download, install and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux web server, reboot the whole server or simply a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases without restrictions. All you will need for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.