Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange info between a web server and a client. Because the information exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of handling a web hosting account. The commands which could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for example, the options are limited since you'll not have root access to the web server, so you may only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. These are all actions that are carried out inside the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the web server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you do not 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 may be allowed with a click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared hosting service that you have selected offers this function by default. If not, you may add it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it straightaway. 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, alongside detailed Help articles where we have listed all the commands you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the exact same section at any time with a couple of clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect securely via an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files 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 plans, while with others you are able to add it from the hosting CP if needed - even only for the current month. In any case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with a single click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you could type in the password you want to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you could also change it as often as you want. A complete list of the commands which can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a few examples. An extra function after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports such connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
You shall be able to use SSH to handle your content regardless which VPS servers you select when you sign up, because all our plans provide this feature by default. You will not need to include or enable anything by hand - the moment your hosting server is prepared and you get the Welcome e-mail with the login info, you may connect and start working on your Internet sites or any software which you want to set up and run on the server. You'll have root-level access to the VPS and because the account shall be isolated from all the other accounts in the physical server, you'll be able to do anything you want without any restrictions. You may set up any application which you need and that shall run on a Linux-based server, reboot any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and handle your files and databases quickly and easily.