Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange data between a web server and a client. Given that the information exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a 3rd party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of handling a hosting account. The commands which could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the possibilities are limited since you won't have root access to the website hosting server, so you can only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. These are all actions that are executed in the shared hosting account and do not 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 hosting server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access may be allowed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the cloud plan that you have selected offers this function as standard. If not, you could include it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it at once. You'll discover all the information and facts you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you need to use, alongside thorough Help articles in which we have listed the commands you can use within the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password may be modified from the same section at any time with several clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely and securely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files which you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you can easily include it through the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. Either way, you could activate and de-activate the function with just one click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you can type the password that you would like 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 may also change it as often as you need. The full list of the commands which can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a few examples. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server offers we offer come with SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a function which you have to enable. The moment your new server is prepared, you'll be able to connect and start working on your content using the login details that you have entered through the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e-mail too. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical hosting server, there are no limitations as to what you can or can't do via SSH. You may download, set up and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux machine, reboot your entire server or simply a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases with virtually no restrictions. All you'll require for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.