Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange info between a web server and a client. As the info exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of managing a website hosting account. The commands that may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the options are limited because you'll not have root access to the web server, so you could simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. They're all actions which are performed within the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are plenty of applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

When you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and you'd like to deal with your content remotely using SSH, you may get SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package doesn't include this feature by default, you could add it with several mouse clicks through the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the CP, you will see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You could also select what password you would like to use, given that it does not need to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared several Help articles in which you may find each of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting package, along with examples of how they're used. Furthermore, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is provided by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you are able to include it via the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. Either way, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with only one click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you can easily type the password you want to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you can also change it as frequently as you want. A full list of the commands that can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a few examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.