Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange info between a website hosting server and a client. As the information exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the alternatives are limited as you simply won't have root access to the server, so you may only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. These are all actions that are carried out in the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

In case you have a shared web hosting account with our company and you want to manage your content remotely using SSH, you could obtain SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not offer this feature as standard, you can add it with several mouse clicks from the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you will see the host, the port number and the username that you need to use when you connect to the account. You may also select what password you would like to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared several Help articles in which you may find all the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, along with examples of how they are used. Moreover, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client like FileZilla, for example.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to get SSH access to it with only a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all accounts. If your package does not support this feature by default, you shall be able to add it effortlessly via the Upgrades menu. As soon as you go to the SSH section, you shall find the info you need to connect to the server using a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter may be updated anytime, if needed. These login credentials are also needed if you'd like to upload files through a secure connection and you would like to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we provide. A comprehensive list of the commands you can execute shall give you a better idea of what tasks you may perform within your account and each is accompanied by several instances of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

If you get a new virtual private server from our company, it'll provide full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to manage everything using an SSH console. The feature comes as standard with all packages, so you shall not have to activate or upgrade anything. Your website hosting server shall be set up right after you buy it and the moment you receive the Welcome email with the login details, 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 within the physical machine, there will be no restrictions regarding the commands you can use. You'll have full root access, so you can install and run any application which can work on a Linux hosting server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software operating on it.