Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange info between a website hosting server and a client. Because the info exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling a hosting account. The commands that can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the possibilities are limited because you will not have root access to the machine, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so forth. They're all actions which are performed inside the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of apps for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

If the shared website hosting package deal that you’ve selected throughout the signup process offers SSH access by default, you'll be able to activate this feature with simply a mouse click inside your Hepsia CP. If you have selected a different plan, the SSH access feature could be included via the Upgrades menu and it shall become available at once. The information that you need to connect will be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same spot and you will be able to modify it anytime. All of the commands which are allowed are listed inside the Help articles that we've prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax which you must use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account through SSH irrespective of which package you pick when you sign up. With some packages, the feature is offered by default, while with others, it could be included as and additional upgrade for as long as you need it. You shall find the required login info within the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You may choose the password which you'll use and if you'd like, you can change it regularly with a few clicks for even higher security. You shall be able to see all the commands which you can use in advance, since we've listed all of them along with examples of how they are used in order to perform a certain task. As soon as SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is activated, you will be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.