Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange info between a hosting server and a client. Because the info exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of controlling a website hosting account. The commands which may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the options are limited as you won't 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 are all actions which are carried out in the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
SSH access could be allowed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared hosting that you have chosen offers this feature as standard. If not, you can include it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it at once. You'll discover all the info that you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, along with comprehensive Help articles where we have listed each of the commands which you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password may be modified from the very same section anytime with a couple of clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect securely using 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 offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you are able to add it from the hosting CP if necessary - even just for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the feature with only one click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you could type the password which you want 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 can also change it as often as you want. A complete list of the commands that can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a few examples. An extra function after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this type of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS
When you buy a new virtual private server from us, it'll offer full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to control everything using an SSH console. The function is included as standard with all plans, so you shall not need to allow or upgrade anything. Your web server shall be set up soon after you purchase it and the moment you get the Welcome e-mail with the login details, you may connect through the server’s primary IP address and start working. Since the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there'll be no restrictions with regards to the commands which you can use. You'll have full root access, so that you can set up and run any application that can work on a Linux hosting server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software operating on it.