Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange data between a website hosting server and a client. Because the data exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling a web hosting account. The commands which could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the choices are limited as you will not have root access to the server, so you can only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. They're all actions which are performed inside the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the option to install server-side software or to restart the machine or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
SSH access is offered with all Linux shared website hosting that we offer. With some of them, it is provided by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade you can include with a few clicks in your website hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the information that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may pick the password which you will use and, if required, you shall be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same location. All of the commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is enabled for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH regardless of which package you pick when you sign up. With some packages, the feature is included as standard, and with others, it can be included as an optional upgrade for as long as you need it. You will discover the necessary login info in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could pick the password that you will use and if you want, you can change it all the time with a couple of mouse clicks for even better security. You will be able to see all the commands that you may use beforehand, as we have listed all of them along with examples of how they are used in order to carry out a particular task. Once SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is allowed, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.