Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange data between a web server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of controlling an Internet hosting account. The commands that could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, in particular, the alternatives are limited because you simply won't have root access to the machine, so you may just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. These are all actions which are carried out inside the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access could be permitted with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared hosting you have chosen provides this function as standard. If not, you may include it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it instantly. You'll discover all the info that you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you have to use, as well as detailed Help articles in which we have listed all of the commands which you can use within the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password may be changed from the very same section at any time with a few clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely and securely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files that you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to get SSH access to it with just a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, supplied with all accounts. If your plan doesn't support this feature by default, you shall be able to include it easily through the Upgrades menu. As soon as you go to the SSH section, you will find the info which you need to connect to the server using a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter may be updated at any time, if needed. These login credentials are also needed if you want to upload files using a secure connection and you wish to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we provide you with. An extensive list of the commands which you can perform shall provide you with a better idea of what tasks you may perform inside your account and each one is accompanied by several instances of the syntax.