Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange data between a hosting server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of controlling a website hosting account. The commands that could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, in particular, the options are limited since you shall not have root access to the website hosting server, so you can simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. These are all actions which are performed inside the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are tons of applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
If the shared website hosting plan which you’ve chosen through the signup procedure provides SSH access by default, you shall be able to activate this feature with just a mouse click from your Hepsia CP. If you've picked a different package, the SSH access feature may be included through the Upgrades menu and it'll become available right away. The information which you need connect shall be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same spot and you shall be able to change it whenever you want. All the commands that are permitted are listed inside the Help articles which we have prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax that you have to use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you could include it via the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the feature with a single mouse click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you may type the password that you'd like to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you may also change it as much as you require. A complete list of the commands that can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is available 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 such connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
The VPS server plans which we offer feature SSH access by default, not as an optional upgrade or a feature that you have to activate. Once your new server is ready, you'll be able to connect and begin working on your content through the login details that you have entered during the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via e-mail as well. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical web server, there aren't any limitations in regards to what you can or cannot do using SSH. You may download, install and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux machine, reboot the whole server or just a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you will require for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.