Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange data between a server and a client. Given that the info exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of managing a hosting account. The commands which could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for instance, the options are limited as you'll not have root access to the server, so you could simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. They are all actions which are executed within the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a particular 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 variety of apps for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
If the shared website hosting plan that you’ve chosen through the signup procedure provides SSH access by default, you will be able to activate this function with simply a mouse click within your Hepsia CP. If you have chosen a different plan, the SSH access function could be included via the Upgrades menu and it shall become available right away. The information you need to connect shall be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same location and you'll be able to change it at any time. All commands which are allowed are listed inside the Help articles which we've prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax that you need to use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated server accounts offer the possibility to access and control them through SSH. If the package that you've selected comes with this feature by default, you just have to activate the SSH access feature through the corresponding section of the Hepsia CP. If the function is listed as an additional upgrade, you could quickly include it via the Add Services/Upgrades link in the Hepsia CP and it shall be available within a minute. We have a lot of help articles and educational videos about the use of SSH commands to handle your account and a full list of the commands you can perform together with a number of examples to offer you a better idea of what you could do. If SSH is active, you shall also be able to establish an SFTP connection to the account and to upload files securely via any FTP application that supports the function.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
You will be able to use SSH to manage your content irrespective of which VPS servers you choose when you sign up, because all of our packages come with this function by default. You'll not have to add or activate anything manually - the minute your server is ready and you get the Welcome email with the login credentials, you could connect and begin working on your Internet sites or any software that you'd like to set up and run on the web server. You will have root-level access to the VPS and due to the fact that the account will be isolated from all of the other accounts within the physical web server, you will be able to do anything you would like with no restrictions. You'll be able to install any application you require and that will work on a Linux-based hosting server, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and handle your files and databases fast and easy.