Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. Because the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands which could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the options are limited as you simply won't have root access to the machine, so you can just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. These are all actions that are executed within the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to set up 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 plenty of apps for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

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

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to obtain SSH access to it with only a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts. If your package does not support this feature by default, you shall be able to add it effortlessly through the Upgrades menu. When you go to the SSH section, you will find the details you need to connect to the server through a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter could be updated anytime, if necessary. These login credentials are also essential if you want to upload files via a secure connection and you would like to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service we offer. A detailed list of the commands that you can carry out will give you a better idea of what tasks you can perform within your account and each is accompanied by a few instances of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS

If you get a new virtual private server from our company, it will feature full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to manage everything using an SSH console. The feature is included as standard with all plans, so you won't need to allow or upgrade anything. Your web server shall be set up immediately after you order it and the moment you receive the Welcome email with the login information, you can connect through the server’s primary IP address and begin working. As the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there won't be any restrictions in terms of the commands you can use. You will have full root access, so that you may set up 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 operating on it.