Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange information between a web server and a client. Since the information exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of handling an Internet hosting account. The commands that may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the options are limited because you won't have root access to the hosting server, so you may only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. These are all actions which are carried out within the shared hosting account and do not 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 hosting server or just a certain 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 tons of apps for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting
SSH access could be enabled with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared web hosting which you have selected includes this function by default. If not, you can add it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it at once. You will find all the information and facts which you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you have to use, alongside in depth Help articles where we've listed each of the commands that you can use within the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password may be modified from the same section anytime with a couple of clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely through an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files you upload will go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you can easily add it through the hosting CP if required - even only for the current month. Either way, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with one click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you can type the password that you'd like to use, because it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you may also change it as frequently as you require. The full list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and several examples. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this type of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting
The virtual private server solutions that we offer include SSH access by default, not as an optional upgrade or a function that you must activate. Once your new server is prepared, you will be able to connect and begin working on your content through the login details that you have entered during the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via email as well. Because your VPS will be isolated from the other ones on the physical hosting server, there are no limitations regarding what you can or cannot do through SSH. You can download, install and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux machine, reboot the whole server or just a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases with virtually no restrictions. All you will need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.