Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange info between a server and a client. Due to the fact that the info exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of managing a hosting account. The commands that could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the possibilities are limited because you simply won't have root access to the machine, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They're all actions that are performed inside the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the machine or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a variety of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access can be enabled with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the web hosting plan you have picked comes with this function by default. If not, you may add it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it immediately. You'll discover all the info which you need within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you must use, along with detailed Help articles in which we've listed each of the commands that you can use within the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password may be changed from the very same section at any time with a couple of mouse clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect securely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, each of the files that you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH regardless of which package you select when you sign up. With some packages, the function is provided by default, and with others, it may be added as and additional upgrade for as long as you need it. You shall find the necessary login information inside the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You may pick the password that you'll use and if you'd like, you may change it constantly with several clicks for even higher security. You shall be able to see all the commands that you may use beforehand, because we have listed all of them together with examples of how they are used in order to carry out a particular task. As soon as SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is activated, you'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.