Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a server and a client. Given that the information exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of managing a website hosting account. The commands that may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the choices are limited because you will not have root access to the machine, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. These are all actions that are carried out inside the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the option to install server-side software or to restart the machine or only a certain 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 plenty of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
In case you have a shared hosting account with our company and you'd like to manage your content remotely using SSH, you may obtain SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not come with this feature by default, you can easily add it with a couple of clicks via the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You may also pick what password you want to use, considering that it does not need to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared numerous Help articles where you can find all the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they are used. Additionally, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you could add it via the hosting Control Panel if needed - even just for the current month. Either way, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with a single mouse click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you could type the password which you want to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as much as you want. A full list of the commands that can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this type of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
You will be able to use SSH to control your content no matter which VPS web hosting plans you pick when you sign up, since all of our packages provide this feature by default. You will not have to include or enable anything manually - the minute your hosting server is prepared and you get the Welcome e mail with the login credentials, you may connect and start working on your web sites or any software that you would like to set up and run on the web server. You will have root-level access to the VPS and because the account will be separated from the other accounts inside the physical server, you'll be able to do anything you want without any restrictions. You can set up any application you require and that will work on a Linux-based server, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and handle your files and databases easily and quickly.