Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. Due to the fact that the information exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of managing a web hosting account. The commands which may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the possibilities are limited because you won't have root access to the web server, so you could simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so forth. They're all actions which are performed inside the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting
If the cloud website hosting plan which you’ve picked through the signup process includes SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this feature with only a mouse click from your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have picked a different package, the SSH access feature can be added using the Upgrades menu and it will become available instantly. All the info which you need connect will be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same location and you shall be able to modify it whenever you want. All the commands that are allowed are listed inside the Help articles which we've prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax that you should use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is provided by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you could include it from the hosting CP if required - even only for the current month. Either way, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with one click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you could type in the password that you would like to use, because it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as often as you want. A full list of the commands that can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra function after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.