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 website hosting server and a client. Because the info exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling a website hosting account. The commands which may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the alternatives are limited since you will not have root access to the hosting server, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so forth. These are all actions which are executed inside the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to install server-side software or to restart the hosting 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 number of apps for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

If the website hosting package that you’ve selected during the signup procedure includes SSH access by default, you will be able to activate this function with simply a mouse click in your Hepsia CP. If you have picked a different plan, the SSH access feature may be included through the Upgrades menu and it'll become available right away. All the information which you need connect will be conveniently listed inside 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 spot and you'll be able to change it whenever you want. All the commands that are allowed are listed inside the Help articles that we have prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax which you should use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to receive SSH access to it with just a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all accounts. If your plan does not support this function by default, you'll be able to include it effortlessly via the Upgrades menu. Once you go to the SSH section, you will find the information which you need to connect to the server through a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter may be updated anytime, if required. These login credentials are also essential if you'd like to upload files through a secure connection and you would like to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we offer. An extensive list of the commands you can execute shall provide you with a better idea of what tasks you may perform inside your account and each is accompanied by a number of instances of the syntax.