Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange information between a server and a client. Since the info exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of handling a web 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 as you won't have root access to the hosting server, so you can only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. They're all actions that are carried out inside the shared hosting account and don't 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 server or only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting account with us and you want to deal with your content remotely through SSH, you may obtain SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan doesn't include this feature by default, you can easily add it with a few mouse clicks from the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You can even choose what password you would want to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared a number of Help articles in which you could find all of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting plan, plus examples of how they are used. In addition, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client like FileZilla, for example.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to receive SSH access to it with only a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all accounts. If your package doesn't support this function by default, you will be able to add it easily using the Upgrades menu. As soon as you go to the SSH section, you shall discover the info which you need to connect to the server via a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter could be updated at any time, when required. These login credentials are also needed if you'd like to upload files using a secure connection and you would like to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service we offer you. A comprehensive list of the commands that you can execute will provide you with a better idea of what tasks you can perform within your account and each is accompanied by a number of examples of the syntax.