SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to transfer protected info between a client and a web server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy customers prefer SSH because of the improved level of security. The connection is established and the commands are sent through a command line. The offered options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files can be moved 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 a lot more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be installed and more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is required and all the other clients on that server would be affected. Even though SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and you want to handle your content remotely using SSH, you can easily get SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not provide this feature by default, you may add it with a couple of mouse clicks via the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the Control Panel, you'll see the host, the port number and the username that you need to use when you connect to the account. You can even select what password you would want to use, given that it does not need to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared a number of Help articles in which you could find each of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they are used. In addition, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can include it via the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even just for the current month. In any case, you can activate and de-activate the feature with just one mouse click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you could input the password that you would like to use, because it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as frequently as you require. A full list of the commands that can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

The virtual private server plans that we offer come with SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a feature that you need to enable. The moment your new server is ready, you'll be able to connect and start working on your content through the login details that you've entered throughout the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via email too. As your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical server, there are no limitations in regards to what you can or can't do through SSH. You are able to download, install and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux hosting server, reboot the entire server or simply a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases with no restrictions. All you will require for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.