Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange info between a web server and a client. Given that the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling a hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the alternatives are limited because you'll not have root access to the machine, so you may simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. They are all actions which are carried out inside the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will be able to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you do not use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access could be enabled with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux website hosting package which you have chosen comes with this function by default. If not, you may include it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it at once. You'll find all the details that you need inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you must use, alongside comprehensive Help articles where we've listed all the commands you can use in 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. So long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely using an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all of the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our semi-dedicated server accounts provide you with the possibility to access and control them via SSH. If the package deal that you have selected comes with this function by default, you just have to enable the SSH access function via the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel. If the feature is listed as an optional upgrade, you could quickly include it via the Add Services/Upgrades link within the Hepsia Control Panel and it shall be available within a minute. We have various help articles and educational videos about the use of SSH commands to manage your account and an entire list of the commands which you can perform together with numerous examples to give you a better understanding of what you can do. If SSH is enabled, you'll also be able to establish an SFTP connection to the account and to upload data safely and securely using any FTP application that supports the function.