Secure Shell, also 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 hosting server and a client. As the data exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling a website hosting account. The commands that can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the options are limited because you will not have root access to the server, so you may only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. They are all actions that are carried out inside the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the machine or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of apps for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
SSH access could be enabled with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared hosting that you have picked includes this feature as standard. If not, you can add it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it immediately. You will find all the details that you need inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, alongside detailed Help articles in which we've listed each of the commands which you can use within the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password can be changed from the same section anytime with a few clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely and securely via an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all of the files that you upload will go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you may add it through the hosting CP if required - even just for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with one mouse click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can easily type the password that you would like to use, because it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as frequently as you want. A complete list of the commands which can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
The VPS server solutions which we offer provide SSH access as standard, not as a paid upgrade or a function that you have to enable. As soon as your new server is prepared, you shall be able to connect and begin working on your content through the login details that you've entered through the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via e-mail as well. As your VPS will be isolated from the other ones on the physical web server, there are no limitations regarding what you can or can't do using SSH. You'll be able to download, install and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux machine, reboot the entire server or just a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you will need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.