Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange information between a hosting server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of handling a web hosting account. The commands which may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the options are limited since you simply won't have root access to the website hosting server, so you could just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. These are all actions that are performed in the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the option to install server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of apps for other OSs, that you can employ 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 us and you would like to handle your content remotely through SSH, you can easily obtain SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal doesn't offer this feature by default, you can add it with several clicks from the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the CP, you shall see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You can also choose what password you would like to use, since it does not need to be the same as the one for the account. We have prepared a lot of Help articles where you can find all the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, as well as examples of how they're used. Additionally, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client like FileZilla, for example.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH no matter which package you select when you sign up. With some plans, the function is included as standard, and with others, it may be added as and additional upgrade for as long as you need it. You'll discover the necessary login info in the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You will be able to pick the password that you will use and if you would like, you could change it constantly with a couple of mouse clicks for even better security. You will be able to see all the commands that you may use upfront, as we've listed all of them together with examples of how they are used so as to perform a particular task. Once SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is allowed, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server packages provide SSH access by default, so you will not need to include any upgrades or enable anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login info, you will be able to connect via its primary IP address and the login credentials that you have picked during the signup procedure. Because the VPS accounts come with full root-level access, there are no restrictions regarding the commands that you can run. Your server will be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage virtually everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you'll be able to work with your files, databases and any applications which you install in a fast and safe way.