Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a web server and a client. Due to the fact that the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of handling a hosting account. The commands which may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, in particular, the alternatives are limited since you simply won't have root access to the website hosting server, so you may simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. These are all actions that are executed within the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to install server-side software or to restart the server or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are tons of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

If the cloud hosting plan that you’ve chosen through the signup process includes SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this function with simply a click within your Hepsia Control Panel. If you've picked a different package, the SSH access function could be added via the Upgrades menu and it shall become available immediately. All the information which you need connect will be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same place and you will be able to modify it anytime. All commands that are permitted are listed inside the Help articles which we've prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax that you must use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to get SSH access to it with simply a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all accounts. If your plan doesn't support this function by default, you shall be able to include it easily using the Upgrades menu. As soon as you go to the SSH section, you will discover the information 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 can be updated at any time, if needed. These login credentials are also needed if you want to upload files using a secure connection and you wish to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service that we provide. A comprehensive list of the commands that you can execute will provide you with a better idea of what tasks you could perform within your account and each one is accompanied by a few examples of the syntax.