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 server and a client. As the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a 3rd party can't intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of managing a web hosting account. The commands which can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the choices are limited because you simply won't have root access to the machine, so you can just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. They're all actions which are carried out in the shared hosting account and don't 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 server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access can be permitted with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared plan which you have chosen provides this feature by default. If not, you may add it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it immediately. You will find all the information you need within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, alongside thorough Help articles in which we have listed each of the commands you can use within the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password may be modified from the very same section at any time with a few clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely using an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, each of the files which you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to get SSH access to it with only a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, supplied with all accounts. If your plan doesn't support this feature by default, you shall be able to add it with ease via the Upgrades menu. When you go to the SSH section, you will discover the information which you need to connect to the server via a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter can be updated anytime, if needed. These login credentials are also required if you want to upload files via a secure connection and you would like to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service that we provide. A comprehensive list of the commands which you can perform will provide you with a better idea of what tasks you may perform in your account and each one is accompanied by a number of instances of the syntax.