Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange information between a hosting server and a client. As the data exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of managing a hosting account. The commands that could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the alternatives are limited as you simply won't have root access to the hosting server, so you could just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. These are all actions that are carried out within the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the machine or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a variety of apps for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

If the shared web hosting package that you’ve chosen during the signup process provides SSH access as standard, you will be able to activate this function with just a click inside your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have selected a different package, the SSH access feature can be included through the Upgrades menu and it shall become available straightaway. The information you need to connect shall be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same spot and you shall be able to change it at any time. All the commands that are allowed are listed within the Help articles that we've prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax which you must use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to obtain SSH access to it with only a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, supplied with all accounts. If your plan does not support this function by default, you'll be able to add it effortlessly through the Upgrades menu. Once you go to the SSH section, you'll find the info which you need to connect to the server via a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter can be updated at any time, when required. These login credentials are also essential if you want to upload files using a secure connection and you want to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service we provide. A detailed list of the commands you can perform will offer you a better idea of what tasks you could perform inside your account and each is accompanied by a number of instances of the syntax.