SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to exchange protected information between a client and a server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy users choose SSH because of the better level of security. The connection is created and the commands are delivered via a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files may be moved or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives could be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are considerably more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be set up and much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is required and all the other customers on that server will be affected. While SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

In case you have a shared hosting account with our company and you want to deal with your content remotely via SSH, you may receive SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not include this feature as standard, you may add it with several clicks via the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the CP, you'll see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You could also pick what password you want to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared several Help articles where you could find all of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting package, as well as examples of how they are used. Moreover, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client like FileZilla, for example.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you are able to include it through the hosting CP if needed - even only for the current month. In any case, you can activate and de-activate the feature with a single click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you can easily 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 much as you need. The full list of the commands which can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a few instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.