Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange data between a hosting server and a client. Given that 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 managing a website hosting account. The commands that may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the alternatives are limited since you won't have root access to the server, so you may only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. These are all actions that are executed within the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you will be able to install server-side software or to restart the web server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of apps for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

SSH access is available with all Linux shared website hosting service which we offer. With some of them, it is offered by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade you can add with a couple of mouse clicks in your hosting Control Panel. You can get SSH access through the section related to it in which you shall also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can pick the password that you will use and, if needed, you will be able to change it with a few mouse clicks from the same location. All commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to get SSH access to it with just a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all accounts. If your package doesn't support this function by default, you shall be able to add it with ease via the Upgrades menu. When you go to the SSH section, you shall discover the details you need to connect to the server using a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter could be updated at any time, if required. These login credentials are also needed if you'd like to upload files via a secure connection and you want to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we provide. A detailed list of the commands that you can execute shall offer you a better idea of what tasks you could perform within your account and each is accompanied by several examples of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server plans include SSH access by default, so you won't need to include any upgrades or enable anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login details, you shall be able to connect using its primary IP address and the login credentials which you've picked during the signup process. As the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions in terms of the commands which you may run. Your server shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage more or less everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. That way, you can work with your files, databases and any applications which you install in a fast and protected way.