Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange data between a hosting server and a client. Because the data exchanged by the two sides is protected, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of handling an Internet hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the possibilities are limited because you won't have root access to the web server, so you may only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. These are all actions that are performed in the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the ability 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 don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are tons of apps for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

If the shared hosting package deal which you’ve selected through the signup process offers SSH access as standard, you'll be able to activate this function with just a mouse click from your Hepsia CP. If you have selected a different plan, the SSH access function could be added using the Upgrades menu and it'll become available at once. All the details which you need connect shall be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same place and you shall be able to change it anytime. All commands which are permitted are listed in the Help articles which we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax which you need to use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you may include it through the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. Either way, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with a single mouse click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you can type in the password that you'd like to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you can also change it as often as you need. A full list of the commands that can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server packages that we offer come with SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a feature which you should activate. The moment your new server is prepared, you shall be able to connect and start working on your content using the login details that you have entered through the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via email as well. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical web server, there are no limitations as to what you can or can't do through SSH. You can download, set up and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux machine, reboot your entire server or only a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you will need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.