Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange information between a hosting server and a client. As the information exchanged by the two sides is protected, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling a hosting account. The commands which could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for instance, the options are limited as you won't have root access to the website hosting server, so you could simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They're all actions which are performed within the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and you'd like to handle your content remotely using SSH, you could obtain SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not offer this feature as standard, you could add it with a couple of mouse clicks from the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you'll see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You may also choose what password you would want to use, given that it does not need to be the same as the one for the account. We have prepared a lot of Help articles in which you can find all of the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, along with 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 example.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is provided by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you will be able to add it through the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. Either way, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with one mouse click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can input the password that you'd like to use, because it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you can also change it as much as you want. A complete list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and several instances. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server plans which we offer feature SSH access by default, not as a paid upgrade or a feature that you must enable. As soon as your new server is prepared, you shall be able to connect and begin working on your content via the login details which you have entered throughout the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via e mail as well. Because your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical hosting server, there are no limitations as to what you can or can't do via SSH. You'll be able to download, set up and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux server, reboot the entire server or only a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases without restrictions. All you will need for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.