Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a server and a client. As the info exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands that could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the possibilities are limited as you will not have root access to the server, so you may just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so forth. They're all actions that are performed in the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you will be able to install server-side software or to restart the machine or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you don't use 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 Shared Hosting

If the shared hosting package which you’ve chosen throughout the signup process features SSH access by default, you will be able to activate this feature with a click within your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have chosen a different plan, the SSH access feature can be added using the Upgrades menu and it shall become available right away. The information which you need connect shall be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same location and you shall be able to modify it at any time. All of the commands which are allowed are listed within the Help articles which we've prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax that you should use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH regardless of which package you select when you sign up. With some plans, the feature is included as standard, and with others, it could be added as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You'll discover the necessary login information inside the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could pick the password which you'll use and if you'd like, you could change it all the time with a few mouse clicks for even higher security. You'll be able to see all the commands that you may use in advance, as we've listed them all together with examples of how they are used to perform a certain task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is allowed, you'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS

All our virtual private server solutions feature SSH access as standard, so you will not need to include any upgrades or enable anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login info, you shall be able to connect via its primary IP address and the login credentials which you've picked during the signup process. Since the VPS accounts come with full root-level access, there are no restrictions in terms of the commands that you can run. Your server will be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you shall be able to manage virtually everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you can work with your files, databases and any applications that you install in a fast and risk-free way.