Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a server and a client. Because the info exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of managing an Internet hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the alternatives are limited because you simply won't have root access to the web server, so you could just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They're all actions that are carried out within the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to install server-side software or to restart the web server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are tons of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

If the shared hosting plan which you’ve selected throughout the signup process comes with SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this feature with a click inside your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have chosen a different package, the SSH access feature could be added through the Upgrades menu and it shall become available instantly. The information that you need to connect will be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same location and you shall be able to modify it whenever you want. All of the commands which are allowed are listed in the Help articles which we've prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax that you must use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you could add it from the hosting Control Panel if needed - even only for the current month. In either case, you could activate and de-activate the function with only one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you could type in the password that you'd like to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you can also change it as much as you want. The full list of the commands that can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a number of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports such connections.