Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling a hosting account. The commands that could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the alternatives are limited as you will not have root access to the website hosting server, so you may only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. They are all actions that are carried out within the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are plenty of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access could be enabled with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux website hosting you have selected offers this function by default. If not, you could include it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it straightaway. You will find all the information that you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you have to use, along with detailed Help articles in which we have listed the commands you can use within the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password could be changed from the same section at any time with a couple of mouse clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect securely through an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all of the files that you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH irrespective of which plan you choose when you sign up. With some packages, the feature is provided as standard, while with others, it could be added as an optional upgrade for as long as you need it. You will discover the necessary login information within the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could select the password that you will use and if you'd like, you could change it regularly with a few clicks for even higher security. You shall be able to see all the commands you can use in advance, as we've listed them along with examples of how they are used so as to execute a certain task. As soon as SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is allowed, you will be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

You shall be able to use SSH to control your content irrespective of which Linux VPS hosting packages you select when you sign up, since all our packages come with this function by default. You won't need to add or activate anything manually - the minute your hosting server is prepared and you get the Welcome email with the login info, you could connect and start working on your Internet sites or any software that you'd like to set up and run on the web server. You'll have root-level access to the VPS and since the account shall be separated from all of the other accounts inside the physical web server, you'll be able to do anything you need without any restrictions. You'll be able to set up any application you require and that shall work on a Linux-based hosting server, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and handle your files and databases easily and quickly.