SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to exchange protected info between a client and a server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy customers prefer SSH because of the better security level. The connection is established and the commands are delivered via a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files may be moved or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives could be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are significantly more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be set up and a lot more. These things are not possible on a shared server, because full root access is required and all the other customers on that server will be affected. Although SSH is employed predominantly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

If the hosting plan that you’ve selected during the signup process includes SSH access as standard, you'll be able to activate this feature with simply a mouse click inside your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have picked a different plan, the SSH access function can be added using the Upgrades menu and it shall become available right away. The information you need to connect shall be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same spot and you shall be able to change it anytime. All commands which are allowed are listed inside the Help articles that we've prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax that you must use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you are able to add it via the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even only for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the feature with only one mouse click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you will find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you may type in the password that you'd like to use, because it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as much as you want. The full list of the commands which can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled 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

If you order a new VPS server from us, it will offer full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to manage everything through an SSH console. The feature is included as standard with all package deals, so you will not have to allow or upgrade anything. Your website hosting server will be set up soon after you purchase it and the instant you receive the Welcome e mail with the login information, you could connect through the server’s primary IP address and begin working. Since the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there'll be no restrictions regarding the commands that you can use. You shall have full root access, so that you could set up and run any app which can work on a Linux machine, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software running on it.