Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange info between a website hosting server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of controlling a website hosting account. The commands which can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the alternatives are limited since you simply won't have root access to the website hosting server, so you could simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. These are all actions which are executed inside the shared hosting account and do not require 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 only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

If the cloud website hosting plan which you’ve selected during the signup procedure offers SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this feature with only a mouse click inside your Hepsia Control Panel. If you've chosen a different package, the SSH access function could be added using the Upgrades menu and it will become available instantly. The information 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 may also set what password to use from the same place and you'll be able to change it anytime. All commands that are permitted are listed within the Help articles that we have prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax that you must use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you will be able to include it through the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even just for the current month. Either way, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with just one click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you can easily enter the password which you want to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, 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 few examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will 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 Servers

All our VPS server packages provide SSH access by default, so you will not need to include any upgrades or enable anything - the moment the server is set up and you receive its login details, you shall be able to connect using its primary IP address and the login credentials which you have picked throughout the signup process. As the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions regarding the commands that you can run. Your server will be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you shall be able to manage pretty much everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. That way, you may work with your files, databases and any applications you install in a fast and risk-free way.