Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a hosting server and a client. Due to the fact that the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of managing a web hosting account. The commands which could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the possibilities are limited because you shall not have root access to the machine, so you could just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They are all actions which are executed inside the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall 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 through a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like OS, there are tons of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

In case you have a shared web hosting account with our company and you'd like to manage your content remotely through SSH, you could receive SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan does not provide this feature as standard, you may add it with several mouse clicks through the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the CP, you'll see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You may also choose what password you would like to use, considering that it does not need to be the same as the one for the account. We have prepared several Help articles where you could find all of the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, plus examples of how they're used. Moreover, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH irrespective of which package you choose when you sign up. With some packages, the function is provided as standard, while with others, it may be included as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You'll find the needed login info within the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You are able to choose the password that you will use and if you'd like, you could change it on a regular basis with several mouse clicks for even better security. You shall be able to see all the commands you can use in advance, since we've listed all of them along with examples of how they are used in order to accomplish a certain task. Once SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is enabled, you'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

If you acquire a new VPS server from our company, it will provide full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to handle everything through an SSH console. The feature is included by default with all package deals, so you shall not need to allow or upgrade anything. Your website hosting server shall be set up right after you get it and the moment you get the Welcome e mail with the login information, you could connect using the server’s primary IP address and start working. Because the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there won't be any restrictions with regards to the commands that you can use. You'll have full root access, so you can install and run any application which can work on a Linux hosting server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the entire machine or any software running on it.