Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange info between a server and a client. Since the info exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling 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 possibilities are limited as you will not have root access to the machine, so you could only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They're all actions which are performed inside the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of applications for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
If the shared hosting package deal that you’ve picked throughout the signup process comes with SSH access as standard, you will be able to activate this function with simply a click within your Hepsia Control Panel. If you've selected a different plan, the SSH access function could be included through the Upgrades menu and it shall become available at once. All the info that you need to connect will be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You may also set what password to use from the same location and you shall be able to modify it whenever you want. All the commands which are allowed are listed in the Help articles that we've prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax which you should use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you may include it from the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even just for the current month. Either way, you could activate and de-activate the feature with one mouse click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you can easily input the password that you'd like to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you may also change it as much as you need. A full list of the commands which can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.