Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a web server and a client. As the data exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands which could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the alternatives are limited because you shall not have root access to the server, so you may just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They are all actions that are performed within the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the option to install server-side software or to restart the server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you do not use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting
In case you have a shared web hosting account with us and you would like to handle your content remotely through SSH, you can easily get SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package doesn't offer this feature by default, you can easily add it with several clicks from the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you shall see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You may also choose what password you want to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared a lot of Help articles where you can easily find all of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, plus examples of how they are used. Additionally, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client like FileZilla, for example.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is provided by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you may include it via the hosting CP if required - even only for the current month. Either way, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with a single mouse click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you could type the password that you'd like to use, because it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you may also change it as often as you need. The full list of the commands that can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and several examples. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
All our VPS server solutions include SSH access by default, so you will not have to add any upgrades or enable anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login information, you shall be able to connect using its primary IP address and the login credentials that you've chosen through the signup process. Since the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there are no restrictions with regards to the commands which you could run. Your server shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage pretty much everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you are able to work with your files, databases and any apps which you install in a fast and protected way.