Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a 3rd party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling an Internet hosting account. The commands that can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the possibilities are limited since you shall not have root access to the hosting server, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. They're all actions that are performed in the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to install server-side software or to restart the hosting server or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of apps for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access may be permitted with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared hosting that you have picked comes with this function as standard. If not, you can add it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it right away. You will discover all the information which you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you have to use, as well as thorough Help articles in which we've listed all of the commands that you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the exact same section at any time with a couple of mouse clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely through an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, each of the files that you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to obtain SSH access to it with simply a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all accounts. If your plan does not support this feature by default, you shall be able to include it without difficulty using the Upgrades menu. Once you go to the SSH section, you shall discover the details which you need to connect to the server through a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter may be updated at any time, if required. These login credentials are also essential if you'd like to upload files using a secure connection and you wish to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we provide. A thorough list of the commands which you can carry out shall offer you a better idea of what tasks you could perform in your account and each one is accompanied by a number of examples of the syntax.