Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange info between a hosting server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling a website hosting account. The commands that can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the options are limited as you'll not have root access to the hosting server, so you may only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. These are all actions that are carried out in the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you will be able to set up server-side software or to restart the machine or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

SSH access can be allowed with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the cloud web hosting you have selected includes this feature by default. If not, you could add it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it instantly. You will discover all the details which you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you must use, as well as thorough Help articles where we have listed all the commands that you can use in the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be changed from the exact same section at any time with several mouse clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect securely via an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files that you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account using SSH regardless of which package you select when you sign up. With some plans, the function is offered as standard, and with others, it could be added as an optional upgrade for as long as you need it. You'll find the needed login info inside the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could choose the password which you'll use and if you want to, you could change it on a regular basis with several mouse clicks for even better security. You will be able to see all the commands which you can use beforehand, since we've listed them along with examples of how they are used in order to execute a specific task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is allowed, you'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.