Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange info between a web server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of handling a website hosting account. The commands that could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the alternatives are limited as you will not have root access to the website hosting server, so you could just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. These are all actions which are executed in the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of apps for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

In case you have a shared website hosting account with us and you want to deal with your content remotely using SSH, you could receive SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal doesn't come with this feature as standard, you may add it with several clicks through the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the Control Panel, you shall see the host, the port number and the username that you need to use when you connect to the account. You can also select what password you want to use, given that it does not have to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared many Help articles in which 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. Furthermore, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client like FileZilla, for example.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account through SSH regardless of which package you select when you sign up. With some packages, the feature is provided as standard, and with others, it may be added as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You can discover the necessary login details in the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You are able to select the password which you'll use and if you want, you could change it constantly with a couple of clicks for even better security. You'll be able to see all the commands you can use beforehand, because we've listed them all together with examples of how they are used in order to execute a certain task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is allowed, you will be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.