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 server and a client. As the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of controlling an Internet hosting account. The commands that can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the choices are limited as you'll not have root access to the hosting server, so you can just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They're all actions which are carried out within the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are plenty of apps for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting
SSH access may be enabled with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared web hosting that you have picked offers this feature by default. If not, you can add it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it immediately. You'll discover all the information that you need inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, alongside in depth Help articles in which we have listed each of the commands you can use within the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password may be changed from the same section anytime with a couple of mouse clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect securely via an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all of the files which you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you will be able to add it from the hosting CP if needed - even just for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the function with only one click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you may type in the password that you would 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 can also change it as much as you need. The full list of the commands which can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a couple of examples. 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.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
All our VPS server packages feature SSH access by default, so you won't have to include any upgrades or activate anything - the instant the server is set up and you receive its login information, you shall be able to connect using its main IP address and the login credentials that you've chosen through the signup process. As the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there are no restrictions in terms of the commands that you could run. Your server shall be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you shall be able to manage pretty much everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. This way, you can work with your files, databases and any apps which you install in a fast and secure way.