Secure Shell, better 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 hosting server and a client. Given that the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of managing a hosting account. The commands which can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the options are limited since you'll not have root access to the web server, so you could only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. They're all actions which are carried out in the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the option to install server-side software or to restart the machine or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are tons of applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

If the hosting plan that you’ve picked during the signup process offers SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this feature with simply a click from your Hepsia CP. If you have picked a different plan, the SSH access function could be included via the Upgrades menu and it'll become available at once. The information which you need connect shall be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You may also set what password to use from the same spot and you will be able to change it whenever you want. All of the commands which are allowed are listed inside the Help articles that we've prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax which you have to use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account using SSH regardless of which plan you pick when you sign up. With some packages, the feature is provided as standard, and with others, it may be included as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You will discover the needed login info in the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could choose the password you'll use and if you want, you may change it all the time with several clicks for even better security. You will be able to see all the commands which you can use upfront, because we have listed all of them alongside examples of how they are used so as to carry out a specific task. Once SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is enabled, you will be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.