Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange info between a hosting server and a client. Because the info exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a 3rd party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of managing a web hosting account. The commands which can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the alternatives are limited because you'll not have root access to the machine, so you may just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so forth. These are all actions that are performed in the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able 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 through a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like OS, there are a number of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

In case you have a hosting account with our company and you would like to handle your content remotely through SSH, you may get SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package doesn't come with this feature by default, you can add it with a few mouse clicks through the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you shall see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You may also select what password you want to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared several Help articles where you could find all of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they're used. Additionally, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you could include it from the hosting CP if needed - even only for the current month. In any case, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with one mouse click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will 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 may type in the password which you want to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you may also change it as often as you need. A full list of the commands that can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with 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 type of connections.