Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange information between a server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the two sides is protected, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of controlling a website hosting account. The commands which can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for instance, the alternatives are limited because you will not have root access to the server, so you could just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. They're all actions which are performed within the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access could be enabled with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared hosting plan that you've selected provides this feature as standard. If not, you can include it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it right away. You will find all the info which you need inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, as well as in depth Help articles where we've listed each of the commands you can use within the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password could be modified from the very same section at any time with several clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely via an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all of the files which you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated server accounts offer the possibility to access and manage them via SSH. If the package deal that you've selected includes this feature by default, you just have to allow the SSH access feature using the corresponding section of the Hepsia CP. If the function is listed as an optional upgrade, you can quickly add it via the Add Services/Upgrades link inside the Hepsia CP and it will be available within a minute. We have a lot of help articles and instructional videos regarding the use of SSH commands to handle your account and an entire list of the commands you can carry out along with various examples to provide you with a better perception of what you could do. If SSH is active, you'll also be able to set up an SFTP connection to the account and to upload data securely via any FTP application which supports the feature.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server offers include SSH access as standard, so you will not have to include any upgrades or enable anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login information, you shall be able to connect using its main IP address and the login credentials that you have picked during the signup procedure. As the VPS accounts come with full root-level access, there are no restrictions in terms of the commands which you can run. Your server will be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage just about everything through a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. That way, you are able to work with your files, databases and any apps that you install in a fast and safe way.