SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to transfer encoded information between a client and a web server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy users choose SSH due to the higher level of security. The connection is made and the commands are delivered using a command line. The available options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files can be transferred or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives may be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are significantly more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be set up and a lot more. These things are not possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is required and all the other customers on that server would be affected. Even though SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

If the website hosting plan which you’ve chosen through the signup process provides SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this feature with a click from your Hepsia CP. If you've chosen a different plan, the SSH access feature can be included through the Upgrades menu and it shall become available right away. All the information you need to connect will be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same spot and you will be able to modify it at any time. All the commands that are allowed are listed in the Help articles that we have prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax that you need to 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

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to obtain SSH access to it with just a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, supplied with all accounts. If your package doesn't support this function by default, you shall be able to add it with ease through the Upgrades menu. After you go to the SSH section, you'll discover the info you need to connect to the server using a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter may be updated anytime, if needed. These login credentials are also essential if you want to upload files via a secure connection and you would like to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service we offer you. An extensive list of the commands you can carry out will give you a better idea of what tasks you could perform inside your account and each one is accompanied by a couple of examples of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

You shall be able to use SSH to manage your content regardless of which VPS web hosting plans you choose when you sign up, since all our packages provide this function by default. You'll not need to include or enable anything by hand - the minute your server is ready and you get the Welcome email with the login credentials, you may connect and begin working on your Internet sites or any software that you'd like to set up and run on the server. You shall have root-level access to the VPS and because the account will be separated from all the other accounts in the physical hosting server, you will be able to do anything you need without any restrictions. You could set up any app you need and that shall run on a Linux-based hosting server, reboot any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and manage your files and databases easily and quickly.