Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange information between a hosting server and a client. Due to the fact that the data exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands which can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the possibilities are limited since you shall not have root access to the web server, so you can only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They're all actions that are performed inside the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the option to install server-side software or to restart the machine or just a particular 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 variety of apps for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

In case you have a website hosting account with our company and you want to handle your content remotely using SSH, you can obtain SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not include this feature as standard, you may add it with several mouse clicks via the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you will see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You could also choose what password you would like to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared many Help articles where you can find all the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, along with examples of how they are used. In addition, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you could add it via the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. In either case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with only one click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can type the password that you'd like to use, because it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as frequently as you want. A complete list of the commands that can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

When you order a new virtual private server from our company, it will come with full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to control everything using an SSH console. The function comes by default with all packages, so you will not need to enable or upgrade anything. Your website hosting server will be set up soon after you order it and as soon as you receive the Welcome email 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 in terms of the commands you can use. You shall have full root access, so that you could install and run any application which can work on a Linux hosting server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software running on it.