Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a website hosting server and a client. Due to the fact that the information exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a 3rd party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling a website hosting account. The commands which may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the possibilities are limited since you will not have root access to the machine, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. These are all actions that are performed in the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of apps for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

If the website hosting package that you’ve chosen during the signup procedure comes with SSH access as standard, you will be able to activate this function with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have chosen a different package, the SSH access function could be added via the Upgrades menu and it shall become available straightaway. All the info you need to connect shall be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same spot and you'll be able to modify it whenever you want. All the commands that are permitted are listed in the Help articles which we've 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 will be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account through SSH no matter which package you select when you sign up. With some packages, the function is included by default, and with others, it could be included as an optional upgrade for as long as you need it. You'll discover the required login details in the Hepsia CP, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You may select the password which you'll use and if you want, you can change it constantly with a few mouse clicks for even better security. You will be able to see all the commands that you may use beforehand, as we have listed them all together with examples of how they are used in order to execute a certain task. As soon as SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is enabled, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server offers which we offer provide SSH access as standard, not as an optional upgrade or a function which you have to enable. The minute your new server is ready, you will be able to connect and start working on your content using the login details you have entered through the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via email too. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical hosting server, there aren't any limitations as to what you can or cannot do via SSH. You'll be able to download, set up and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux server, reboot the entire server or just a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases without restrictions. All you'll need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.