Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange information between a hosting server and a client. As the info exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of controlling an Internet hosting account. The commands that can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the choices are limited since you shall not have root access to the server, so you could simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. They're all actions that are executed within the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able to install server-side software or to restart the machine or only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with us and you would like to manage your content remotely via SSH, you could obtain SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not provide this feature by default, you could add it with a few clicks from the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you'll see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You could also choose what password you want to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared a number of Help articles in which you could find all the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they're used. Moreover, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to receive SSH access to it with only a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts. If your plan does not support this function by default, you shall be able to add it easily via the Upgrades menu. Once you go to the SSH section, you'll find the info 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 may be updated anytime, if required. These login credentials are also required 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 that we offer. A comprehensive list of the commands which you can perform shall offer you a better idea of what tasks you could perform within your account and each one is accompanied by several examples of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

You will be able to use SSH to control your content regardless of which VPS servers you choose when you sign up, as all of our plans include this feature as standard. You won't have to add or activate anything manually - as soon as your website hosting server is ready and you receive the Welcome e mail with the login credentials, you can connect and begin working on your web sites or any software which you want to install and run on the web server. You will have root-level access to the VPS and since the account will be separated from the other accounts inside the physical server, you shall be able to do anything you need without any restrictions. You'll be able to install any app which you need and which will run on a Linux-based hosting server, reboot any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and handle your files and databases efficiently.