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 data between a web 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 preferred means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands that can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the possibilities are limited since you will not have root access to the machine, so you may just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. These are all actions that are carried out in the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Through 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 use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are tons of apps for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access may be enabled with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux cloud service you have selected provides this feature by default. If not, you could include it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it at once. You will find all the information you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you must use, along with comprehensive Help articles in which we have listed all the commands you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password may be changed from the very same section anytime with a couple of mouse 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 of the files that you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you could add it from the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even just for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with just one mouse click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you can easily type the password that you'd like to use, because it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you could also change it as often as you want. The full list of the commands that can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

If you acquire a new VPS server from our company, it'll come with full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to handle everything using an SSH console. The function is provided as standard with all package deals, so you shall not need to allow or upgrade anything. Your web server will be set up shortly after you get it and as soon as you get the Welcome email with the login information, you could connect using the server’s main IP address and begin working. As the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there will be no restrictions with regards to the commands you can use. You'll have full root access, so you can set up and run any application which can work on a Linux server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the entire machine or any software operating on it.