Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. Due to the fact that the data exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands which can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for example, the options are limited as you'll not have root access to the server, so you can just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. They are all actions which are performed within the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the ability 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, and if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of apps for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access could be allowed with a click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared hosting package that you have picked offers this function as standard. If not, you may include it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it instantly. You'll discover all the info that you need in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, along with comprehensive Help articles where we've listed the commands that you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password may be changed from the same section at any time with several clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely and securely via an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files which you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is included as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you are able to include it through the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with one click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you can input the password which you want to use, because it does not have 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 need. The full list of the commands which can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra function after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

When you obtain a new virtual private server from us, it will offer full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to manage everything through an SSH console. The feature is included as standard with all packages, so you won't need to allow or upgrade anything. Your hosting server will be set up right after you purchase it and as soon as you get the Welcome e mail with the login information, you could connect using the server’s primary IP address and begin 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'll be no restrictions in terms of the commands that you can use. You'll have full root access, so that you can install and run any app that can work on a Linux server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software operating on it.