Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a hosting server and a client. Due to the fact that the information exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a 3rd party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of handling a web hosting account. The commands which can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the alternatives are limited as you won't have root access to the server, so you can just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They are all actions which are executed in the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able 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, but if you do not use a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

If the shared hosting package that you’ve chosen through the signup process includes SSH access by default, you'll be able to activate this function with just a mouse click within your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have chosen a different package, the SSH access function may be included through the Upgrades menu and it'll become available straightaway. All the information you need to connect will be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same spot and you shall be able to modify it whenever you want. All the commands which are allowed are listed within the Help articles that we've prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax that you must use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to receive SSH access to it with a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, supplied with all accounts. If your plan doesn't support this function by default, you shall be able to add it easily via the Upgrades menu. As soon as you go to the SSH section, you'll discover the info that you need to connect to the server through 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 required if you want to upload files via a secure connection and you want to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we provide you with. A thorough list of the commands which you can execute shall offer you a better idea of what tasks you may perform in your account and each is accompanied by a couple of instances of the syntax.