SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to exchange protected information between a client and a website hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy users opt for SSH mainly because of the higher level of security. The connection is created and the commands are delivered using a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files may be transferred or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives may be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are much more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be installed plus much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, because full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server would be affected. Though SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

In case you have a website hosting account with our company and you want to deal with your content remotely via SSH, you could obtain SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal doesn't offer this feature as standard, you may add it with several mouse clicks via the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the CP, you will see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You can also pick what password you would want to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared several Help articles in which you could find all the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, along with examples of how they are used. In addition, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you could add it via the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. Either way, you could activate and de-activate the feature with just one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can easily type in the password that you would like to use, because it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you could also change it as much as you require. A full list of the commands that can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a few instances. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server packages come with SSH access as standard, so you won't need to include any upgrades or enable anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login information, you'll be able to connect through its main IP address and the login credentials that you've picked during the signup process. As the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there are no restrictions regarding the commands which you may run. Your server shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage virtually everything through a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you'll be able to work with your files, databases and any apps that you install in a fast and protected way.