Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. As the info exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling a website hosting account. The commands that can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the possibilities are limited since you shall not have root access to the web server, so you can simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They are all actions which are performed inside the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a number of applications for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with us and you'd like to handle your content remotely via SSH, you may get SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan doesn't offer this feature by default, you can add it with a few clicks through the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, 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 want to use, considering that it doesn't need to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared many Help articles where you can easily find all the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, plus 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 such as FileZilla, for example.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you are able to add it via the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with just one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you will see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you may type in the password that you would like to use, because it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as much as you require. A complete list of the commands that can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and several examples. An extra feature after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS

The virtual private server offers we offer include SSH access by default, not as a paid upgrade or a function that you need to activate. The minute your new server is prepared, you will be able to connect and start working on your content through the login details that you've entered during the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via email as well. Since your VPS will be isolated from the other ones on the physical hosting server, there aren't any limitations as to what you can or can't do via SSH. You are able to download, install and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux web server, reboot the entire server or just a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you'll require for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.