Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange information between a server and a client. Due to the fact that the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of managing a web hosting account. The commands which can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the alternatives are limited since you shall not have root access to the web server, so you may simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. They're all actions which are executed inside the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

If the cloud website hosting package deal that you’ve picked through the signup process offers SSH access by default, you'll be able to activate this function with just a mouse click inside your Hepsia Control Panel. If you've chosen a different package, the SSH access feature can be added using the Upgrades menu and it will become available instantly. All the info that you need to connect will be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same place and you'll be able to modify it whenever you want. All the commands which are allowed are listed inside the Help articles that we have prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax that you must use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to get SSH access to it with simply a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all accounts. If your package does not support this feature by default, you shall be able to include it without difficulty via the Upgrades menu. As soon as you go to the SSH section, you'll discover the information you need to connect to the server using a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter may be updated anytime, if needed. These login credentials are also essential if you would like to upload files through a secure connection and you want to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service that we offer. A detailed list of the commands that you can carry out will offer you a better idea of what tasks you may perform inside your account and each one is accompanied by a number of instances of the syntax.