Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a hosting server and a client. Because the info exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling a hosting account. The commands which may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the choices are limited since you will not have root access to the machine, so you may just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They're all actions which are executed inside the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting 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 plenty of applications for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
SSH access may be permitted with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared hosting that you've selected comes with this function as standard. If not, you may add it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it straightaway. You will find all the information which you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you must use, along with in depth Help articles in which we've listed all of the commands which you can use within the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password may be changed from the same section at any time with several mouse clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect securely using an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files you upload will go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH regardless of which package you select when you sign up. With some packages, the function is offered as standard, and with others, it may be added as and additional upgrade for as long as you need it. You will find the required login information inside the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You may pick the password which you'll use and if you want to, you could change it regularly with several mouse clicks for even higher security. You shall be able to see all the commands you can use in advance, since we have listed all of them along with examples of how they are used in order to perform a particular task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is enabled, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
All our VPS server plans come with SSH access as standard, so you will not need to add any upgrades or enable anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login info, you'll be able to connect through its main IP address and the login credentials that you have picked throughout the signup process. As the VPS accounts come with full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions regarding the commands that you could run. Your server shall be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you shall be able to manage virtually everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. Thus, you may work with your files, databases and any applications that you install in a fast and secure way.