Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange data between a server and a client. Due to the fact that the data exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of managing a web hosting account. The commands which may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the choices are limited as you shall not have root access to the server, so you may only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. They're all actions that are carried out inside the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
SSH access may be allowed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared website hosting plan you have chosen provides this function as standard. If not, you can include it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it right away. You will find all the information and facts that you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, as well as detailed Help articles where we have listed the commands which you can use in the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the same section anytime with a few clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely via an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files which you upload will go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you are able to add it through the hosting Control Panel if needed - even just for the current month. In either case, you could activate and de-activate the function with a single mouse click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you can input the password which you want to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you could also change it as much as you need. A complete list of the commands which can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a few instances. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports such connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
The VPS server packages we offer come with SSH access as standard, not as an additional upgrade or a function which you have to enable. As soon as your new server is prepared, you'll be able to connect and start working on your content via the login details that you have entered throughout the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e-mail as well. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical web server, there aren't any limitations as to what you can or can't do via SSH. You'll be able to download, set up and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux web server, reboot the entire server or just a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases without restrictions. All you will require for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.