Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. Given that the information exchanged by the two sides is protected, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of handling a hosting account. The commands that may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the alternatives are limited because you shall not have root access to the hosting server, so you can just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. They are all actions that are executed within the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to install 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 don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of apps for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

If the cloud web hosting package that you’ve picked during the signup process offers SSH access by default, you will be able to activate this function with simply a mouse click within your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have picked a different package, the SSH access function can be added using the Upgrades menu and it shall become available immediately. All the information that you need to connect will be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same location and you'll be able to change it at any time. All of the commands that are permitted are listed in the Help articles that we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax which you must use. An additional advantage of allowing 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 provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you will be able to include it through the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the function with only one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you could input the password you want to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you can also change it as frequently as you require. The full list of the commands that can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

When you buy a new virtual private server from our company, it shall provide full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to handle everything via an SSH console. The feature is included as standard with all package deals, so you will not need to activate or upgrade anything. Your website hosting server shall be set up soon after you purchase it and the moment you receive the Welcome email with the login details, you can connect using the server’s primary IP address and begin working. Because the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there will be no restrictions with regards to the commands that you can use. You'll have full root access, so you can install and run any application that can work on a Linux hosting server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software operating on it.