Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. Because the info exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of managing a web hosting account. The commands which can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the alternatives are limited because you'll not have root access to the website hosting server, so you can just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. These are all actions which are performed within the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able to install server-side software or to restart the web server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of apps for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access is provided with all website hosting that we offer. With some of them, it's featured by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can add with just a few clicks in your website hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access through the section related to it where you will also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to choose the password that you shall use and, if needed, you'll be able to modify it with a couple of clicks from the same spot. All of the commands that could be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to obtain SSH access to it with a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, supplied with all accounts. If your plan does not support this function by default, you shall be able to include it with ease via the Upgrades menu. As soon as you go to the SSH section, you'll find the details you need to connect to the server through a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter may be updated anytime, if necessary. These login credentials are also needed if you'd like to upload files using a secure connection and you would like to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service that we offer you. A complete list of the commands which you can perform shall provide you with a better idea of what tasks you may perform in your account and each one is accompanied by several instances of the syntax.