Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange info between a website hosting server and a client. Because the information exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling a hosting account. The commands which could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the possibilities are limited as you simply won't have root access to the server, so you could only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. They are all actions that are performed within the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the option to install server-side software or to restart the server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like OS, there are a number of apps for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Hosting
In case you have a hosting account with our company and you want to manage your content remotely via SSH, you can obtain SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not include this feature as standard, you can easily add it with a few mouse clicks via the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the Control Panel, you shall see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You can also pick what password you want to use, given that it doesn't have to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared several Help articles where you can find each of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting plan, along with examples of how they are used. Additionally, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you are able to include it via the hosting Control Panel if needed - even only for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the feature with a single mouse click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you could enter the password you want to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you could also change it as frequently as you need. A complete list of the commands which can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a number of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this type of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS
The virtual private server offers that we offer feature SSH access as standard, not as an optional upgrade or a feature that you have to enable. As soon as your new server is ready, you will be able to connect and start working on your content using the login details that you've entered throughout the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via e-mail too. Since your VPS will be isolated from the other ones on the physical web server, there are no limitations as to what you can or can't do via SSH. You'll be able to download, install and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux web server, reboot the entire server or only a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases without restrictions. All you'll need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.