SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to transfer encrypted info between a client and a web server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy clients opt for SSH because of the improved security level. The connection is established and the commands are sent via a command line. The offered options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files could be transferred or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your choices are significantly more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed plus much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, since full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server shall be affected. While SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

SSH access may be enabled with a click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the hosting you have selected provides this feature as standard. If not, you may add it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it immediately. You will discover all the info you need within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username which you have to use, along with in depth Help articles in which we've listed the commands that you can use in the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password could be changed from the same section anytime with several clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely via an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all of the files that you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is included by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you can include it via the hosting Control Panel if needed - even just for the current month. In any case, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with one mouse click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you will 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 input the password you want to use, as it does not 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 which can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a few 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 such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server solutions which we offer include SSH access by default, not as a paid upgrade or a feature which you should enable. As soon as your new server is prepared, you will be able to connect and begin working on your content through the login details that you have entered through the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via e-mail as well. Because your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical web server, there are no limitations as to what you can or can't do via SSH. You are able to download, set up and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux hosting server, reboot your entire server or only a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases with no restrictions. All you'll require for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.