Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange data between a server and a client. As the data exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the alternatives are limited because you'll not have root access to the website hosting server, so you could just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. They're all actions which are carried out within the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are plenty of applications for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and you would like to deal with your content remotely through SSH, you may receive SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package doesn't provide this feature by default, you could add it with a few clicks through the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you shall see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You could also choose what password you would want to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared many Help articles where you can easily find each of the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they're used. Additionally, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH no matter which package you select when you sign up. With some plans, the feature is provided by default, while with others, it can be included as an optional upgrade for as long as you need it. You shall discover the needed login information in the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could pick the password which you'll use and if you want, you could change it constantly with several mouse clicks for even higher security. You'll be able to see all the commands which you can use in advance, since we have listed them alongside examples of how they are used to execute a certain task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is allowed, you'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

When you purchase a new virtual private server from us, it'll provide full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to handle everything via an SSH console. The function is included by default with all package deals, so you will not need to activate or upgrade anything. Your web server will be set up immediately after you purchase it and the minute you get the Welcome e mail with the login details, you can connect through the server’s main IP address and start working. Since the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts on the physical machine, there won't be any restrictions with regards to the commands that you can use. You shall have full root access, so that you could set up and run any application that can work on a Linux machine, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software running on it.