Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange info between a server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of managing an Internet hosting account. The commands that can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, in particular, the alternatives are limited because you will not have root access to the hosting server, so you may just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They are all actions that are carried out in the shared hosting account and do not 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 only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you do not use a UNIX-like OS, there are tons of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

If the website hosting plan which you’ve picked through the signup process provides SSH access as standard, you'll be able to activate this function with a mouse click inside your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have picked a different package, the SSH access feature could be included using the Upgrades menu and it'll become available right away. All the information you need to connect shall be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You may also set what password to use from the same place and you'll be able to change it at any time. All commands which are allowed are listed in the Help articles that we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax that you have to use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account using SSH no matter which package you select when you sign up. With some packages, the feature is offered as standard, while with others, it can be added as an optional upgrade for as long as you need it. You can find the required login info in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You can pick the password which you'll use and if you want, you may change it on a regular basis with a few mouse clicks for even higher security. You will be able to see all the commands that you can use beforehand, as we have listed them all alongside examples of how they are used to carry out a particular task. Once SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is activated, you will be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

You will be able to use SSH to handle your content regardless which VPS plans you select when you sign up, because all of our plans include this function as standard. You won't need to add or activate anything by hand - the minute your hosting server is ready and you receive the Welcome e-mail with the login details, you may connect and begin working on your sites or any software that you would like to set up and run on the web server. You will have root-level access to the VPS and due to the fact that the account will be isolated from all the other accounts on the physical server, you will be able to do anything you would like without any restrictions. You could install any app you need and that shall run on a Linux-based server, reboot any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and handle your files and databases fast and easy.