SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to transfer protected info between a client and a website hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy clients prefer SSH because of the higher security level. The connection is made and the commands are delivered via a command line. The available options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files can be relocated or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives can be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are significantly more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed and a lot more. These things are not possible on a shared server, because full root access is required and all the other clients on that server shall be affected. Though SSH is used predominantly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account with us and you would like to manage your content remotely through SSH, you can easily get SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan doesn't include this feature as standard, you could add it with a few clicks through the Upgrades menu. Inside 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 could also select what password you would like to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared a lot of Help articles where you may find each of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they're used. Also, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.

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 add it via the hosting CP if required - even just for the current month. In either case, you can activate and de-activate the feature with a single click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you could type the password that you'd like to use, because it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you may also change it as much as you require. A full list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS

The virtual private server solutions that we offer come with SSH access as standard, not as an additional upgrade or a function that you must activate. Once your new server is prepared, you'll be able to connect and begin working on your content via the login details you have entered throughout the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via email as well. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical web server, there are no limitations regarding what you can or can't do through SSH. You could download, install and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux hosting server, reboot the entire server or only a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases with virtually no restrictions. All you will need for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.