Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange info between a web server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the two sides is protected, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of managing a hosting account. The commands that can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the possibilities are limited because you won't have root access to the hosting server, so you can simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They are all actions that are executed in the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will be able to install server-side software or to restart the server or only a particular 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 variety of apps for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

SSH access may be allowed with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared web hosting plan that you've picked includes this feature as standard. If not, you may add it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it immediately. You'll find all the info you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you need to use, as well as comprehensive Help articles where we have listed all the commands that you can use in the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the same section anytime with a few mouse clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely through an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, each of the files which you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to receive SSH access to it with just a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, supplied with all accounts. If your plan doesn't support this feature by default, you'll be able to add it with ease using the Upgrades menu. As soon as you go to the SSH section, you will find the information that 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 can be updated at any time, if needed. These login credentials are also essential if you would like to upload files through a secure connection and you wish to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we offer you. 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 several examples of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

When you order a new VPS server from us, it'll feature full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to manage everything via an SSH console. The feature is included as standard with all plans, so you shall not need to enable or upgrade anything. Your server shall be set up immediately after you purchase it and the moment you get the Welcome email with the login information, you could connect through the server’s main IP address and begin working. Given that the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts on the physical machine, there will be no restrictions in terms of the commands which you can use. You shall have full root access, so that you could set up and run any application that can work on a Linux machine, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software running on it.