Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange info between a web server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of managing a 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 simply won't have root access to the web server, so you may simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. These are all actions that are carried out in the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting account with us and you'd like to manage your content remotely using SSH, you can obtain SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan does not offer this feature as standard, you may add it with several clicks through the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you shall see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You can even choose what password you would like to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared numerous Help articles in which you can find all of the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, along with examples of how they are used. Also, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to get SSH access to it with simply a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all accounts. If your package doesn't support this feature by default, you'll be able to include it with ease using the Upgrades menu. As soon as you go to the SSH section, you shall discover the details that you need to connect to the server using a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter can be updated anytime, if required. These login credentials are also needed if you'd like to upload files through a secure connection and you wish to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we provide. A thorough list of the commands that you can execute will give you a better idea of what tasks you can perform in your account and each one is accompanied by several examples of the syntax.
SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting
All our virtual private server packages provide SSH access by default, so you won't have to add any upgrades or activate anything - the moment the server is set up and you receive its login information, you shall be able to connect through its primary IP address and the login credentials that you have chosen through the signup procedure. As the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there are no restrictions regarding the commands which you may run. Your server shall be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage just about everything through a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. Thus, you can work with your files, databases and any apps that you install in a fast and safe way.