Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange information between a web server and a client. Since the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite 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 options are limited because you will not have root access to the machine, so you could simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They're all actions that are executed within the shared hosting account and don't need 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 server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting
SSH access may be allowed with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared web hosting that you have selected comes with this function as standard. If not, you may include it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it at once. You'll find all the details you need in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, along with thorough Help articles where we've listed each of the commands you can use in the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password could be modified from the exact same section at any time with a couple of mouse clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect securely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is included as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you are able to include it from the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. In either case, you can activate and de-activate the feature with just one mouse click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you will find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you could input the password that you would like to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as frequently as you need. A full list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a few instances. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this type of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
All our VPS server packages provide SSH access as standard, so you will not have to include any upgrades or enable anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login info, you'll be able to connect through its main IP address and the login credentials which you've picked during the signup process. Since the VPS accounts come with full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions regarding the commands that you could run. Your server will be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage pretty much everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. That way, you may work with your files, databases and any applications which you install in a fast and protected way.