SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to exchange encrypted data between a client and a web server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy customers choose SSH because of the better security level. The connection is created and the commands are sent through a command line. The available options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files can be moved or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are a lot more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be set up plus much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, since full root access is required and all the other customers on that server will be affected. While SSH is used largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Hosting
If you have a hosting account with us and you would like to manage your content remotely via SSH, you can easily get SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan does not come with this feature as standard, you can easily add it with a couple of clicks from the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You could also pick what password you would want to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared several Help articles in which you can find all the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting package, along with examples of how they're used. In addition, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client like FileZilla, for example.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you are able to include it through the hosting CP if necessary - even just for the current month. In any case, you can activate and de-activate the function with only one mouse click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can type the password you want to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as often as you want. A complete list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a number of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
You will be able to use SSH to manage your content no matter which VPS hosting plans you select when you sign up, since all our plans include this feature as standard. You won't have to include or allow anything manually - immediately after your server is ready and you receive the Welcome email with the login credentials, you'll be able to connect and begin working on your Internet sites or any software that you'd like to set up and run on the web server. You will have root-level access to the VPS and because the account shall be separated from all the other accounts within the physical server, you will be able to do anything you would like with no restrictions. You'll be able to set up any application that you need and which shall work on a Linux-based hosting server, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and work with your files and databases quickly and easily.