Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange information between a hosting server and a client. Since the information exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of controlling an Internet hosting account. The commands that can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the possibilities are limited since you won't have root access to the machine, so you may just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. They are all actions which are carried out within 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 set up server-side software or to restart the machine or only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of apps for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

When you have a shared web hosting account with our company and you would like to manage your content remotely via SSH, you may obtain SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package doesn't include this feature as standard, you can add it with several mouse clicks through the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you will see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You can also select what password you want to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared many Help articles in which you could find each of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting package, plus examples of how they are used. Also, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is provided by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can easily add it via the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even just for the current month. In any case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with a single click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can easily type 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 CP. For better security, you may also change it as much as you want. A full list of the commands that can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a few examples. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server packages which we offer feature SSH access as standard, not as a paid upgrade or a feature that you need to enable. The moment your new server is prepared, you'll be able to connect and start working on your content through the login details which you have entered through the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via email too. Because your VPS will be isolated from the others on the physical hosting server, there are no limitations regarding what you can or can't do using SSH. You are able to download, set up and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux machine, reboot the entire server or just a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you will require for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.