Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange info between a website hosting server and a client. Since the information exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of managing a website hosting account. The commands which could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for example, the possibilities are limited because you will not have root access to the web server, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. They are 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 machine or only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of apps for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting
SSH access could be enabled with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared web hosting plan you have chosen comes with this function as standard. If not, you could add it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it at once. You'll discover all the details you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you must use, alongside comprehensive Help articles in which we've listed all the commands you can use within the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password may be changed from the same section anytime with several mouse clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, each of the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to get SSH access to it with simply a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, supplied with all accounts. If your package doesn't support this function by default, you'll be able to include it with ease through the Upgrades menu. After you go to the SSH section, you will discover the details 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 could be updated anytime, if needed. These login credentials are also required if you want to upload files through a secure connection and you wish to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service we provide you with. A comprehensive list of the commands that you can perform shall provide you with a better idea of what tasks you can perform within your account and each is accompanied by a few examples of the syntax.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
The VPS server solutions which we offer come with SSH access by default, not as a paid upgrade or a feature which you must enable. The moment your new server is ready, you will be able to connect and begin working on your content using the login details that you have entered through the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e-mail as well. Because your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical hosting server, there are no limitations as to what you can or can't do through SSH. You may download, install and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux web server, reboot the whole server or simply a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases with no restrictions. All you'll require for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.