Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange data between a server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of managing a web hosting account. The commands which could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for example, the choices are limited since you'll not have root access to the machine, so you can simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so forth. These are all actions which are carried out inside the shared hosting account and don't require 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 machine or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

If the cloud hosting package deal that you’ve chosen during the signup process features SSH access as standard, you'll be able to activate this feature with just a click in your Hepsia CP. If you have picked a different plan, the SSH access function may be included using the Upgrades menu and it'll become available instantly. All the info you need to connect shall be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same place and you will be able to modify it whenever you want. All of the commands which are allowed are listed inside the Help articles that we have prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax that you must use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can easily add it from the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even only for the current month. In either case, you can activate and de-activate the feature with a single mouse click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you could type in the password which you want to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you could also change it as often as you want. A complete list of the commands that can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall 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 Servers

All our VPS server packages come with SSH access by default, so you will not need to include any upgrades or activate anything - the moment the server is set up and you receive its login information, you'll be able to connect via its main IP address and the login credentials that you've picked during the signup procedure. Since the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there are no restrictions with regards to the commands that you could run. Your server shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage virtually everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you are able to work with your files, databases and any apps you install in a fast and secure way.