Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange data between a server and a client. Given that the information exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling an Internet hosting account. The commands which could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the choices are limited as you will not have root access to the server, so you could only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They are all actions that are performed in the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to install server-side software or to restart the machine or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of apps for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

If the shared website hosting package that you’ve selected throughout the signup process comes with SSH access as standard, you will be able to activate this function with just a click in your Hepsia CP. If you have chosen a different plan, the SSH access feature can be added using the Upgrades menu and it will become available immediately. The information that you need to connect shall be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same place and you shall be able to change it at any time. All of the commands that are allowed are listed inside the Help articles that we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax that you must use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH irrespective of which package you choose when you sign up. With some packages, the function is offered as standard, while with others, it can be included as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You shall find the necessary login info within the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could pick the password you'll use and if you want, you can change it regularly with a few mouse clicks for even better security. You shall be able to see all the commands which you can use beforehand, as we've listed all of them together with examples of how they are used in order to execute a certain task. Once 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 Servers

When you purchase a new VPS server from our company, it'll offer full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to manage everything using an SSH console. The feature is provided by default with all package deals, so you will not need to allow or upgrade anything. Your website hosting server shall be set up shortly after you get it and the moment you receive the Welcome e mail with the login information, you can connect through the server’s primary IP address and start working. Because the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there won't be any restrictions in terms of the commands you can use. You shall have full root access, so you can install and run any application that can work on a Linux hosting server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software running on it.