SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to exchange encoded data between a client and a website hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy users prefer SSH because of the better security level. The connection is made and the commands are sent through a command line. The offered options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files could be relocated or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives could be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your choices are a lot more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be set up and more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, because full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server shall be affected. While SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access could be permitted with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux cloud hosting that you have picked comes with this feature by default. If not, you can add it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it at once. You'll discover all the information which you need in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, as well as detailed Help articles in which we have listed each of the commands you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password could be changed from the exact same section at any time with a couple of clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely using an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, each of the files which you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you will be able to include it via the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. In any case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with a single mouse click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can easily type in the password that you would like to use, because it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as often as you need. A full list of the commands that can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a couple 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 that supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server packages feature SSH access by default, so you will not need to add any upgrades or enable anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login details, you'll be able to connect via its main IP address and the login credentials which you've chosen throughout the signup procedure. Since the VPS accounts come with full root-level access, there are no restrictions regarding the commands that you can run. Your server will be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage virtually everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. That way, you can work with your files, databases and any apps you install in a fast and safe way.