Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange information between a web server and a client. Due to the fact that the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of managing an Internet hosting account. The commands that could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the options are limited because you shall not have root access to the website hosting server, so you can just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They are all actions that are performed within the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. By 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 via a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are a number of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

If the web hosting plan that you’ve chosen during the signup process features SSH access by default, you will be able to activate this function with simply a click in your Hepsia CP. If you have selected a different package, the SSH access function may be added through the Upgrades menu and it shall become available at once. All the info which you need connect will be conveniently listed within 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 modify it anytime. All the commands which are allowed are listed in the Help articles that we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax that you should use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH irrespective of which plan you select when you sign up. With some plans, the feature is included as standard, while with others, it could be added as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You shall find the needed login details inside the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could pick the password you'll use and if you'd like, you may change it all the time with a couple of mouse clicks for even better security. You'll be able to see all the commands you can use in advance, because we have listed them all together with examples of how they are used in order to execute a certain task. The moment 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 Web Hosting

The virtual private server plans which we offer come with SSH access by default, not as an optional upgrade or a function which you should enable. Once your new server is prepared, you'll be able to connect and start working on your content using the login details that you have entered through the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e-mail as well. As your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical hosting server, there are no limitations in regards 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 hosting server, reboot the entire server or only a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases with no restrictions. All you'll need for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.