Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange info between a web server and a client. As the information exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of controlling an Internet hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the possibilities are limited as you will not have root access to the machine, so you may only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. They 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 install server-side software or to restart the machine or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of applications for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

If the cloud hosting plan which you’ve picked throughout the signup process offers SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this feature with a mouse click from your Hepsia CP. If you have picked a different package, the SSH access feature can be added using the Upgrades menu and it will become available right away. All the information which you need connect shall be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same place and you'll be able to modify it whenever you want. All of the commands which are allowed are listed in the Help articles that we have prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax which you should use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated server accounts provide the possibility to access and manage them via SSH. If the package which you have chosen incorporates this feature by default, you just need to allow the SSH access feature through the corresponding section of the Hepsia CP. If the feature is listed as an additional upgrade, you may quickly add it using the Add Services/Upgrades link inside the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be available within a minute. We have a lot of help articles and educational videos about the use of SSH commands to manage your account and a whole list of the commands you can perform alongside various examples to provide you with a better perception of what you can do. If SSH is enabled, you'll also be able to set up an SFTP connection to the account and to upload files securely via any FTP application which supports the feature.