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 data between a website hosting server and a client. Since the information exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of handling a website hosting account. The commands that may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the choices are limited because you shall not have root access to the web server, so you can only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. These are all actions which are carried out inside the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of apps for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

If the cloud website hosting plan that you’ve picked through the signup procedure provides SSH access by default, you shall be able to activate this feature with a mouse click in your Hepsia CP. If you have chosen a different package, the SSH access feature could be added through the Upgrades menu and it'll become available at once. All the information which you need connect will be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same place and you will be able to change it whenever you want. All of the commands that are allowed are listed within the Help articles that we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax that you need to use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you are able to add it from the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. In any case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with just one click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you could type the password which you want to use, as it doesn't need 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 need. The full list of the commands that can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a number of examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS

When you purchase a new virtual private server from our company, it shall provide full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to handle everything through an SSH console. The function is included as standard with all plans, so you shall not need to activate or upgrade anything. Your server will be set up soon after you get it and the moment you receive the Welcome e-mail with the login information, you can connect through the server’s primary IP address and start working. Because the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there won't be any restrictions with regards to the commands that you can use. You will have full root access, so that you can install and run any app that can work on a Linux web server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the entire machine or any software operating on it.