SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to exchange encrypted info between a client and a web server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy clients favor SSH because of the improved level of security. The connection is created and the commands are sent through a command line. The available options depend on the type of web 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, your options are much more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be set up and much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server would be affected. Though SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
In case you have a shared hosting account with us and you would like to deal with your content remotely through SSH, you can obtain SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan does not come with this feature as standard, you can add it with a couple of clicks through the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You can also select what password you would like to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared numerous Help articles where you can easily find all the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting plan, plus examples of how they're used. Furthermore, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you will be able to add it through the hosting CP if required - even just for the current month. In any case, you could activate and de-activate the function with only one mouse click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you can enter the password that you would like to use, because it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you may also change it as frequently as you need. A full list of the commands that can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this type of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting
The virtual private server solutions which we offer provide SSH access as standard, not as an optional upgrade or a function that you must activate. The moment your new server is prepared, you'll be able to connect and start working on your content via the login details you have entered throughout the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via email too. Since your VPS will be isolated from the others on the physical web server, there aren't any limitations as to what you can or cannot do using SSH. You can download, set up and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux hosting server, reboot your entire server or just a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases with virtually no restrictions. All you'll need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.