Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a web server and a client. As the info exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of managing a website hosting account. The commands which can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the options are limited as you'll not have root access to the web server, so you could only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so forth. They are all actions which are performed within the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you will be able to install server-side software or to restart the web server or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a number of applications for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

When you have a web hosting account with our company and you'd like to deal with your content remotely through SSH, you can obtain SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan does not offer this feature by default, you can easily add it with a few clicks from the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the Control Panel, you'll see the host, the port number and the username that you need to use when you connect to the account. You may also select what password you would like to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one for the account. We have prepared a lot of Help articles in which you could find each of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they are used. Furthermore, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.

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 a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts. If your plan doesn't support this function by default, you will be able to include it without difficulty through the Upgrades menu. As soon as you go to the SSH section, you will discover the details that 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 anytime, if needed. These login credentials are also needed if you would like to upload files via a secure connection and you wish to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service that we offer. A detailed list of the commands which you can perform will give you a better idea of what tasks you can perform inside your account and each is accompanied by a couple of instances of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server plans that we offer come with SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a function that you have to enable. The minute your new server is prepared, you will be able to connect and begin working on your content using the login details which you have entered during the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via email as well. As your VPS will be isolated from the others on the physical server, there are no limitations in regards to what you can or cannot do via SSH. You may download, set up and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux server, reboot your entire server or just a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you'll require for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.