Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange data between a server and a client. Since the info exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of managing a web hosting account. The commands that can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for instance, the possibilities are limited as you'll not have root access to the server, so you could simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. They are all actions that are executed within the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you will be able 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 via a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
If the shared website hosting package deal that you’ve selected through the signup process provides SSH access by default, you shall be able to activate this function with simply a mouse click in your Hepsia CP. If you have picked a different package, the SSH access feature may be included via the Upgrades menu and it will become available instantly. All the details you need to connect shall be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same location and you'll be able to modify it anytime. All the commands which are permitted are listed in the Help articles which we have prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax which you have to use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account using SSH irrespective of which package you pick when you sign up. With some packages, the feature is offered as standard, and with others, it could be included as and additional upgrade for as long as you need it. You'll find the required login details within the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You can choose the password which you'll use and if you'd like, you can change it on a regular basis with a few clicks for even higher security. You will be able to see all the commands you can use beforehand, as we have listed all of them together with examples of how they are used in order to execute a particular task. Once SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is activated, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
You shall be able to use SSH to manage your content no matter which VPS plans you choose when you sign up, since all of our packages come with this function by default. You will not have to add or activate anything by hand - the moment your web server is ready and you get the Welcome e-mail with the login info, you could connect and begin working on your sites or any software which you want to install and run on the web server. You'll have root-level access to the VPS and since the account will be isolated from all of the other accounts inside the physical server, you will be able to do anything you need with no restrictions. You'll be able to install any app you require and which will run on a Linux-based hosting server, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and work with your files and databases easily and quickly.