Discover more about SSH and how this simple protocol gives you the cabability to easily handle whole servers.
Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of managing a web hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the choices are limited because you shall not have root access to the hosting server, so you can only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. These are all actions that are executed inside the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of apps for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
In case you have a shared hosting
account with us and you would like to handle your content remotely through SSH, you may receive SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal doesn't provide this feature by default, you may add it with a few mouse clicks from the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will see the host, the port number and the username that you need to use when you connect to the account. You can also select what password you would want to use, given that it does not have to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared numerous Help articles in which you may find each of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting plan, plus examples of how they are used. Also, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server
account with us, you shall be able to obtain SSH access to it with a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all accounts. If your package doesn't support this feature by default, you shall be able to include it effortlessly using the Upgrades menu. When you go to the SSH section, you will discover the information you need to connect to the server using a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter could be updated anytime, if necessary. These login credentials are also essential if you want to upload files using a secure connection and you want to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service we offer. A detailed list of the commands you can carry out will provide you with a better idea of what tasks you may perform inside your account and each is accompanied by a couple of examples of the syntax.