Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange info between a server and a client. Because the info exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling a web hosting account. The commands which could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the choices are limited because you will not have root access to the hosting server, so you may just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They are all actions that are executed inside the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will be able to set up server-side software or to restart the machine or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

If the cloud hosting package which you’ve selected during the signup procedure offers SSH access by default, you shall be able to activate this feature with a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. If you've selected a different plan, the SSH access feature may be included using the Upgrades menu and it'll become available straightaway. All the details which you need connect shall be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You may also set what password to use from the same spot and you'll be able to modify it whenever you want. All the commands which are allowed are listed inside the Help articles which we have prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax which you have to use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account through SSH no matter which plan you pick when you sign up. With some plans, the feature is included as standard, and with others, it may be included as an optional upgrade for as long as you need it. You'll find the required login info within the Hepsia CP, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You may choose the password that you will use and if you want, you could change it regularly with several clicks for even better security. You shall be able to see all the commands that you may use upfront, as we've listed them alongside examples of how they are used to accomplish a particular task. As soon as SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is activated, you'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.