Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a server and a client. Given that the info exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling a hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for instance, the choices are limited since you'll 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, and so on. They're all actions that are executed in 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 install server-side software or to restart the hosting server or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

If the cloud website hosting plan which you’ve picked during the signup process features SSH access as standard, you will be able to activate this feature with just a mouse click within your Hepsia CP. In case you have selected a different package, the SSH access function could be added through the Upgrades menu and it will become available immediately. All the information you need to connect will be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same spot and you'll be able to modify it whenever you want. All the commands that are permitted are listed inside the Help articles which we have prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax that you need to use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is included by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you are able to add it from the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. In any case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with only one mouse click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you may enter the password that you'd like 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 often as you want. A complete list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and several instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

If you buy a new VPS server from our company, it'll provide full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to handle everything using an SSH console. The feature is provided by default with all package deals, so you will not need to activate or upgrade anything. Your hosting server will be set up shortly after you purchase it and the minute you get the Welcome e-mail with the login details, you may connect using the server’s main IP address and begin 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 that you can use. You shall have full root access, so that you can set up and run any app that can work on a Linux hosting server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the entire machine or any software operating on it.