Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange information between a web server and a client. Because the data exchanged by the two sides is protected, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands that can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the possibilities are limited since you won't have root access to the web server, so you can just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They're all actions that are executed in the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able to set up server-side software or to restart the server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of apps for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

In case you have a website hosting account with us and you would like to manage your content remotely using SSH, you could obtain SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal doesn't offer this feature by default, you may add it with a few clicks via the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you'll see the host, the port number and the username that you need to use when you connect to the account. You can even pick what password you would like to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared numerous Help articles in which you could find all the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting package, plus examples of how they're used. In addition, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account using SSH regardless of which package you pick when you sign up. With some packages, the feature is offered by default, while with others, it can be included as an optional upgrade for as long as you need it. You can find the needed login info within the Hepsia CP, which comes 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 would like, you may change it regularly with a few mouse clicks for even higher security. You will be able to see all the commands that you can use upfront, since we've listed them all together with examples of how they are used to perform a certain task. As soon as SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is enabled, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.