Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. As the info exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of handling a website hosting account. The commands which may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the options are limited because you shall not have root access to the website hosting server, so you may just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They are all actions that are carried out within the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the machine or only 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 OS, there are a number of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

If the web hosting plan which you’ve chosen throughout the signup procedure provides SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this function with just a mouse click in your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have picked a different package, the SSH access feature may be added through the Upgrades menu and it will become available instantly. The information you need to connect will be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You may also set what password to use from the same place and you shall be able to change it whenever you want. All of the commands which are allowed are listed within the Help articles which we've prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax which you should use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to receive SSH access to it with a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, supplied with all accounts. If your package doesn't support this feature by default, you'll be able to include it with ease through the Upgrades menu. Once you go to the SSH section, you will find the information that you need to connect to the server through a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter could be updated anytime, if needed. These login credentials are also essential if you'd like to upload files through a secure connection and you want to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service we provide you with. A comprehensive list of the commands you can execute shall provide you with a better idea of what tasks you can perform in your account and each is accompanied by a few examples of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

When you get a new VPS server from us, it'll provide full root access and you shall 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 will not need to activate or upgrade anything. Your hosting server shall be set up right after you buy it and as soon as you receive the Welcome e-mail with the login information, you can connect using the server’s main IP address and begin working. Given that the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts on the physical machine, there'll be no restrictions with regards to the commands you can use. You'll have full root access, so you can install and run any app which can work on a Linux server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software operating on it.