Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange information between a hosting server and a client. Because the data exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of managing an Internet hosting account. The commands which could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the options are limited as you shall not have root access to the machine, so you can just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. They are all actions that are executed within the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the machine or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are tons of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access can be enabled with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux cloud hosting that you have chosen provides this function by default. If not, you could add it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it straightaway. You will find all the information which you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you need to use, alongside detailed Help articles where we've listed all of the commands you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the very same section anytime with a few clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely and securely through an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH irrespective of which plan you choose when you sign up. With some packages, the function is included as standard, while with others, it could be added as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You will discover the needed login details inside the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could choose the password which you'll use and if you'd like, you can change it on a regular basis with a couple of mouse clicks for even better security. You'll be able to see all the commands that you can use beforehand, since we've listed all of them together with examples of how they are used in order to accomplish a particular task. Once SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is activated, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

If you order a new virtual private server from our company, it will offer full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to control everything through an SSH console. The feature comes by default with all package deals, so you will not have to activate or upgrade anything. Your hosting server shall be set up shortly after you purchase it and the instant you receive the Welcome email with the login information, you can connect via the server’s main IP address and start working. Because the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there won't be any restrictions with regards to the commands that you can use. You will have full root access, so that you could install and run any application which can work on a Linux web server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software running on it.