Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange data between a web server and a client. Due to the fact that the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of managing a website hosting account. The commands that can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the choices are limited as you shall not have root access to the hosting server, so you may just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. They are all actions which are performed inside the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the option to install server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
SSH access can be allowed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared hosting package which you have chosen comes with this feature as standard. If not, you may add it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it immediately. You will discover all the information and facts that you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, as well as comprehensive Help articles in which we've listed each of the commands you can use in the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password could be changed from the exact same section anytime with a few clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect securely via an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files which you upload will go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can include it from the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. In either case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with only one mouse click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you can input the password that you would like to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you could also change it as frequently as you require. A full list of the commands which can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this sort of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS
All our virtual private server plans come with SSH access by default, so you will not have to add any upgrades or activate anything - the moment the server is set up and you receive its login information, you will be able to connect through its main IP address and the login credentials which you have chosen throughout the signup process. Since the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there are no restrictions in terms of the commands which you can run. Your server will be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage more or less everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you can work with your files, databases and any apps you install in a fast and risk-free way.