Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange data between a server and a client. Since the info 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 that can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the options are limited as you won't have root access to the web server, so you could simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. They are all actions which are performed 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 set up server-side software or to restart the server or just a certain 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 a variety of apps for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access can be permitted with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the web hosting you have chosen comes with this feature as standard. If not, you may add it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it right away. You'll discover all the information which you need inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username which you must use, as well as comprehensive Help articles in which we have listed each of the commands which you can use within the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password may be modified from the very same section anytime with a couple of mouse clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely via an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated server accounts provide you with the possibility to access and control them using SSH. If the plan that you've selected comes with this feature by default, you simply have to activate the SSH access function via the corresponding section of the Hepsia CP. If the feature is listed as an additional upgrade, you may quickly include it using the Add Services/Upgrades link in the Hepsia CP and it'll be available within a minute. We have various help articles and educational videos concerning the use of SSH commands to manage your account and a whole list of the commands that you can perform together with various examples to offer you a better understanding of what you can do. If SSH is enabled, you shall also be able to establish an SFTP connection to the account and to upload files safely via any FTP app that supports the feature.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server offers provide SSH access by default, so you won't need to add any upgrades or activate anything - the moment the server is set up and you receive its login info, you shall be able to connect through its primary IP address and the login credentials which you've picked through the signup procedure. Because the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions with regards to the commands that you may run. Your server will be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage more or less everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you'll be able to work with your files, databases and any applications that you install in a fast and secure way.