Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange info between a server and a client. Due to the fact that the info exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling a hosting account. The commands which may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for instance, the alternatives are limited because you will not have root access to the hosting server, so you may just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so forth. They are all actions which are executed within the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Through 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 via a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are tons of apps for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access could be enabled with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the cloud hosting plan you have selected offers this feature by default. If not, you could add it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it immediately. You will discover all the details which you need within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, as well as in depth Help articles where we've listed all of the commands that you can use in the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password could be changed from the same section anytime with a few clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect securely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, each of the files that you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account using SSH irrespective of which package you choose when you sign up. With some packages, the function is included by default, while with others, it could be included as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You shall discover the required login details in the Hepsia CP, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could choose the password that you'll use and if you want, you can change it regularly with a couple of clicks for even better security. You shall be able to see all the commands which you can use upfront, as we have listed them alongside examples of how they are used to carry out a certain task. Once SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is allowed, you will be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server plans feature SSH access by default, so you shall not have to include any upgrades or enable anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login details, you shall be able to connect via its primary IP address and the login credentials which you have selected during the signup procedure. As the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there are no restrictions with regards to the commands which you may run. Your server shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you shall be able to manage more or less everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. That way, you are able to work with your files, databases and any applications you install in a fast and safe way.