Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange data between a server and a client. Given that the info exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands which may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the choices are limited as you simply won't have root access to the web server, so you could simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. They're all actions that are executed inside the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the option to install server-side software or to restart the web server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are plenty of applications for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting
SSH access may be enabled with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux cloud web hosting that you've chosen includes this feature by default. If not, you could include it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it instantly. You will discover all the details that you need within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username which you need to use, along with in depth Help articles in which we have listed the commands that you can use within the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password can be modified from the exact same section anytime with several clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely via an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, each of the files which you upload will go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you can easily add it from the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even just for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the function with one mouse click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can type the password which you want to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you can also change it as much as you want. A full list of the commands that can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a few examples. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
All our VPS server solutions provide SSH access as standard, so you won't have to add any upgrades or activate anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login details, you shall be able to connect via its primary IP address and the login credentials which you've selected through the signup process. Because the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there are no restrictions in terms of the commands that you could run. Your server will be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage virtually everything through a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. This way, you are able to work with your files, databases and any applications you install in a fast and safe way.