Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange info between a hosting server and a client. As the info exchanged by the two sides is protected, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of managing a website hosting account. The commands which could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the possibilities are limited as you'll not have root access to the website hosting server, so you can simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They are all actions that are carried out in the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

SSH access could be enabled with a click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the cloud website hosting plan that you've selected comes with this feature by default. If not, you may add it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it instantly. You'll find all the details you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you must use, along with thorough Help articles in which we have listed all the commands you can use within the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password could be modified from the same section at any time with a couple of mouse clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely via an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, each of the files which you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to obtain SSH access to it with just a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts. If your plan doesn't support this feature by default, you will be able to add it without difficulty using the Upgrades menu. After you go to the SSH section, you'll find the info you need to connect to the server through a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter can be updated at any time, if necessary. These login credentials are also required if you would like to upload files through a secure connection and you wish to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service we offer you. A detailed list of the commands which you can execute shall give you a better idea of what tasks you could perform within your account and each one is accompanied by a couple of instances of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

When you acquire a new VPS server from our company, it will come with full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to manage everything via an SSH console. The feature is provided as standard with all package deals, so you shall not have to enable or upgrade anything. Your hosting server will be set up soon after you buy it and the minute you receive the Welcome email with the login info, you could connect using the server’s primary IP address and start working. Given that the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts on the physical machine, there will be no restrictions regarding the commands which you can use. You'll have full root access, so that you can install and run any app that can work on a Linux web server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software running on it.