Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange data between a website hosting server and a client. Due to the fact that the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of managing a web hosting account. The commands that can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the possibilities are limited as you simply won't have root access to the hosting server, so you can only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. They are all actions that are executed within the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the ability 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, and if you do not use a UNIX-like OS, there are plenty of apps for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

In case you have a shared web hosting account with us and you want to deal with your content remotely through SSH, you can receive SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package doesn't include this feature by default, you can easily add it with a few clicks from the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You could also select what password you would like to use, considering that it doesn't have to be the same as the one for the account. We have prepared numerous Help articles in which you can easily find each of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting package, as well as examples of how they are used. Additionally, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you can easily add it through the hosting CP if required - even only for the current month. In any case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with a single mouse click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can easily enter the password that you'd like to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you can also change it as often as you require. The full list of the commands that can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a number of instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled 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 Hosting

If you obtain a new virtual private server from us, it'll offer full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to handle everything using an SSH console. The feature is included by default with all packages, so you shall not need to activate or upgrade anything. Your server shall be set up soon after you order it and the moment you receive the Welcome email with the login information, you could connect using the server’s primary IP address and start working. Since the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there won't be any restrictions in terms of the commands that you can use. You will have full root access, so that you may install and run any application which can work on a Linux hosting server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the entire machine or any software operating on it.