Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange information between a hosting server and a client. Due to the fact that the data exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling a hosting account. The commands which can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the alternatives are limited as you shall not have root access to the web server, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. These are all actions which 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 be able to install server-side software or to restart the server or just a particular 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 hosting server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting
SSH access may be permitted with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared web hosting package
that you have selected offers this feature by default. If not, you can add it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it straightaway. You'll discover all the information which you need inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, alongside comprehensive Help articles in which we have listed the commands which you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the very same section at any time with a few clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely and securely via an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all of the files you upload will go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server
packages, while with others you can add it via the hosting CP if needed - even just for the current month. Either way, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with one click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you can type in the password which you want to use, since it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as frequently as you want. A full list of the commands which can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this type of connections.