Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. Given that the information exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of handling a website hosting account. The commands which can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for example, the choices are limited because you simply won't have root access to the machine, so you may only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. They're all actions which 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 be able to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of apps for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting account with us and you want to manage your content remotely via SSH, you could receive SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan does not provide this feature as standard, you could add it with several mouse clicks via the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you'll see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You may also select what password you would like to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared a number of Help articles in which you can easily find all the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they're used. In addition, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you are able to include it from the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. Either way, you could activate and de-activate the function with one mouse click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you may type in the password you want to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you could also change it as often as you want. A complete list of the commands that can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

The virtual private server solutions we offer come with SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a feature which you have to activate. The moment your new server is ready, you will be able to connect and start working on your content using the login details you have entered throughout the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via email too. As your VPS will be isolated from the other ones on the physical hosting server, there aren't any limitations as to what you can or can't do using SSH. You could download, set up and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux machine, reboot the entire server or just a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases without restrictions. All you will require for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.