Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. As the data exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling a website hosting account. The commands that may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, in particular, the alternatives are limited as you will not have root access to the machine, so you could simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. These are all actions which are performed in the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or only 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 Operating System, there are plenty of apps for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

If the hosting package deal that you’ve picked throughout the signup procedure offers SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this feature with only a click in your Hepsia CP. If you have selected a different package, the SSH access feature could be included through the Upgrades menu and it'll become available instantly. All the details that you need to connect shall be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same location and you will be able to modify it anytime. All commands that are allowed are listed inside the Help articles which we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax that you should use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated server accounts provide you with the possibility to access and control them through SSH. If the plan you have chosen incorporates this feature by default, you just need to activate the SSH access function via the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel. If the feature is listed as an optional upgrade, you could quickly include it via the Add Services/Upgrades link in the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be available within a minute. We have numerous help articles and video tutorials concerning the use of SSH commands to handle your account and an entire list of the commands which you can perform alongside various examples to give you a better understanding of what you can do. If SSH is active, you will also be able to establish an SFTP connection to the account and to upload data safely and securely using any FTP application which supports the function.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

If you order a new VPS server from us, it'll provide full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to manage everything via an SSH console. The function comes as standard with all packages, so you won't need to activate or upgrade anything. Your web server shall be set up right after you get it and the moment you receive the Welcome e mail with the login info, you can connect through the server’s main IP address and start working. Because 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 regarding the commands which you can use. You will have full root access, so that you can install and run any app that can work on a Linux web server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software operating on it.