SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to transfer encrypted information between a client and a server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy clients opt for SSH due to the improved security level. The connection is established and the commands are sent via a command line. The available options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files could be relocated or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives may be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are significantly more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed and much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server will be affected. While SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Web Hosting
In case you have a web hosting account with our company and you would like to handle your content remotely through SSH, you can obtain SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan does not offer this feature as standard, you may add it with a few mouse clicks from the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you shall see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You could also choose what password you would want to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared a number of Help articles in which you may find all the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, plus examples of how they're used. Furthermore, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you can easily include it via the hosting CP if required - even only for the current month. In any case, you could activate and de-activate the function with just one mouse click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you will see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you can easily type the password you want to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you can also change it as much as you want. A full list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this sort of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
If you obtain a new VPS server from us, it shall feature full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to manage everything using an SSH console. The function is included by default with all plans, so you won't need to allow or upgrade anything. Your server will be set up immediately after you get it and as soon as you receive the Welcome email with the login details, you could connect using the server’s primary IP address and start working. Since the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there will be no restrictions in terms of the commands which you can use. You will have full root access, so that you may set up and run any app that can work on a Linux server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the entire machine or any software running on it.