Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange information between a web server and a client. Since the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of handling an Internet hosting account. The commands that may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the choices are limited as you shall not have root access to the hosting server, so you could simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. They're all actions which are performed inside the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to install server-side software or to restart the web server or only 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 applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with us and you would like to handle your content remotely through SSH, you could receive SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal doesn't include this feature by default, you could add it with a couple of mouse clicks through the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the Control Panel, you'll see the host, the port number and the username that you need to use when you connect to the account. You can also pick what password you would like to use, given that it doesn't have to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared a number of Help articles where you can easily find all of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, plus examples of how they're used. Moreover, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client like FileZilla, for example.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you will be able to include it through the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even only for the current month. In any case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with just one click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you will see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you could type in the password you want to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you may also change it as frequently as you want. A complete list of the commands that can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports such connections.