Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange info between a web server and a client. Due to the fact that the info exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands which can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the possibilities are limited since you'll not have root access to the server, so you can just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. They are all actions that are carried out in the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like OS, there are a number of applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access may be allowed with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the cloud hosting plan that you have selected comes with this function by default. If not, you can include it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it right away. You'll find all the info you need in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, alongside detailed Help articles where we've listed each of the commands you can use within the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password can be changed from the very same section anytime with a couple of clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely and securely using an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all 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 through SSH regardless of which package you select when you sign up. With some packages, the function is offered by default, and with others, it may be included as and additional upgrade for as long as you need it. You'll find the necessary login info in the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You can choose the password that 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 in advance, because we have listed them all along with examples of how they are used in order to carry out a certain task. Once SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is enabled, you will be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

When you obtain a new VPS server from our company, it shall feature full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to control everything via an SSH console. The function is included by default with all package deals, so you shall not need to enable or upgrade anything. Your website hosting server shall be set up immediately after you get it and as soon as you receive the Welcome e mail with the login info, you can connect using the server’s primary IP address and begin working. Since the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there will be no restrictions with regards to the commands you can use. You shall have full root access, so you can set up and run any application which can work on a Linux hosting server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software operating on it.