Secure Shell, also 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 info exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands which may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the possibilities are limited since you'll not have root access to the server, so you can just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so forth. They're all actions that are performed inside the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the web server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
SSH access can be allowed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared website hosting you have picked includes this function by default. If not, you can add it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it immediately. You'll discover all the details that you need in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, along with comprehensive Help articles in which we've listed the commands you can use in the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password may be modified from the exact same section anytime with a couple of clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect securely via an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, each of the files that you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our semi-dedicated server accounts offer the possibility to access and control them via SSH. If the package that you have selected incorporates this feature by default, you just have to enable the SSH access feature via the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel. If the function is listed as an additional upgrade, you can quickly add it via the Add Services/Upgrades link in the Hepsia CP and it will be available within a minute. We have a lot of help articles and instructional videos about the use of SSH commands to manage your account and a whole list of the commands that you can execute along with numerous examples to provide you with a better understanding of what you could do. If SSH is enabled, you shall also be able to set up an SFTP connection to the account and to upload files safely via any FTP app which supports the feature.