Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange info between a website hosting server and a client. Since the information exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands that may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for instance, the choices are limited because you won't have root access to the machine, so you could only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. They are all actions that are executed in the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the machine or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like OS, there are tons of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access can be allowed with a click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux website hosting that you've selected offers this feature by default. If not, you can add it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it immediately. You'll find all the information you need inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username which you must use, as well as comprehensive Help articles in which we have listed all the commands which you can use within the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password could be modified from the exact same section anytime with several clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect securely using an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files which you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account through SSH no matter which package you select when you sign up. With some packages, the feature is offered as standard, while with others, it may be included as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You can find the required login info in the Hepsia CP, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You can pick the password that you'll use and if you'd like, you may change it on a regular basis with a few clicks for even higher security. You'll be able to see all the commands which you can use upfront, as we've listed all of them together with examples of how they are used to accomplish a certain task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is activated, you'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.