Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a web server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of managing a website hosting account. The commands that can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the alternatives are limited as you simply won't have root access to the hosting server, so you could only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. They are all actions that are performed inside the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the machine or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, 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 plan which you’ve chosen through the signup procedure features SSH access as standard, you will be able to activate this function with simply a mouse click from your Hepsia CP. If you have picked a different package, the SSH access function could be added via the Upgrades menu and it'll become available at once. All the information that you need to connect shall be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same place and you'll be able to change it whenever you want. All commands that are allowed are listed inside the Help articles which we've prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax that you must use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account using SSH irrespective of which plan you choose when you sign up. With some plans, the feature is offered as standard, while with others, it could be added as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You can find the needed login information inside the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could pick the password you'll use and if you want, you may change it constantly with a few mouse clicks for even higher security. You shall be able to see all the commands which you can use upfront, as we've listed them alongside examples of how they are used so as to execute a specific task. Once SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is activated, you'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

The virtual private server plans which we offer include SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a function which you have to activate. The minute your new server is prepared, you shall be able to connect and begin working on your content through the login details you have entered during the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e mail as well. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical web server, there aren't any limitations regarding what you can or can't do via SSH. You are able to download, set up and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux hosting server, reboot your entire server or simply a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases with no restrictions. All you will need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.