SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to transfer encoded data between a client and a hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy customers favor SSH because of the higher security level. The connection is established and the commands are delivered through a command line. The offered options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files may be transferred or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives can be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are much more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be set up and more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, because full root access is required and all the other customers on that server would be affected. While SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

When you have a website hosting account with us and you'd like to manage your content remotely via SSH, you could obtain SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal doesn't include this feature by default, you can add it with a few clicks through the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the Control Panel, you'll see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You can even pick what password you want to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared several Help articles where you can find all the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they are used. Also, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is included as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you can easily add it from the hosting CP if required - even only for the current month. In any case, you can activate and de-activate the feature with one click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you'll find 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 doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as much as you require. A full list of the commands which can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra function after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

If you purchase a new virtual private server from us, it shall provide full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to manage everything through an SSH console. The function is provided by default with all packages, so you shall not need to enable or upgrade anything. Your hosting server shall be set up right after you buy it and the minute you get the Welcome email with the login details, you can connect via the server’s primary IP address and start working. Given that the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts on the physical machine, there won't be any restrictions regarding the commands you can use. You will have full root access, so that you can install and run any app which can work on a Linux server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software running on it.