Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a hosting server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling a hosting account. The commands that can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for example, the alternatives are limited because you'll not have root access to the website hosting server, so you can simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. They are all actions which are performed inside the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access can be enabled with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared hosting you have chosen provides this function as standard. If not, you can include it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it immediately. You will find all the info which you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you must use, alongside detailed Help articles in which we have listed all of the commands that you can use within the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password could be modified from the exact same section at any time with a few clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely and securely via an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files which you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account using SSH irrespective of which package you pick when you sign up. With some plans, the function is provided by default, while with others, it may be included as and additional upgrade for as long as you need it. You shall discover the required login information inside the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You will be able to pick the password which you'll use and if you'd like, you may change it all the time with several mouse clicks for even higher security. You'll be able to see all the commands that you can use upfront, as we've listed them alongside examples of how they are used to perform a certain task. As soon as SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is enabled, you'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.