Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange info between a hosting server and a client. Because the information exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a 3rd party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of managing an Internet hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the options are limited because you shall not have root access to the server, so you could just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They're all actions which are executed within the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the server or only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

If the shared hosting package deal which you’ve selected during the signup process features SSH access as standard, you will be able to activate this feature with a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have picked a different package, the SSH access function can be included via the Upgrades menu and it'll become available immediately. All the information that you need to connect shall be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same location and you will be able to change it anytime. All commands that are permitted are listed in the Help articles which we've 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 shall be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated server accounts offer the possibility to access and manage them using SSH. If the package that you have chosen incorporates this feature by default, you just have to activate the SSH access feature using the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel. If the function is listed as an additional upgrade, you could quickly include it using the Add Services/Upgrades link within the Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be available within a minute. We have various help articles and video tutorials about the use of SSH commands to handle your account and a full list of the commands you can carry out along with various examples to offer you a better perception of what you can do. If SSH is active, you shall also be able to establish an SFTP connection to the account and to upload data safely through any FTP application which supports the function.