Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange data between a web server and a client. Since the information exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling a hosting account. The commands that may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the options are limited as you shall not have root access to the website hosting server, so you could simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. They are all actions which are performed within the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the machine or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

SSH access can be permitted with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared web hosting that you have picked includes this function by default. If not, you could add it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it instantly. You'll discover all the info you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you must use, as well as in depth Help articles in which we've listed each of the commands which you can use within the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the same section at any time with several clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely through an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files that you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated server accounts provide you with the possibility to access and control them via SSH. If the package deal that you have selected comes with this feature by default, you simply have to activate the SSH access function through the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel. If the feature is listed as an additional upgrade, you could quickly add it via the Add Services/Upgrades link in the Hepsia CP and it will be available within a minute. We have various help articles and video tutorials about the use of SSH commands to manage your account and a whole list of the commands that you can perform alongside several examples to offer you a better idea of what you can do. If SSH is active, you'll also be able to establish an SFTP connection to the account and to upload data safely through any FTP application that supports the feature.