SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to exchange encoded data between a client and a web server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy users prefer SSH because of the better level of security. The connection is created and the commands are delivered through a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files could be relocated or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives may be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are considerably more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be set up and a lot more. These things are not possible on a shared server, since full root access is required and all the other customers on that server would be affected. Though SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

If the cloud hosting package that you’ve chosen during the signup process includes SSH access by default, you shall be able to activate this function with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have chosen a different package, the SSH access function can be added through the Upgrades menu and it will become available instantly. The information which you need connect will be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same spot and you'll be able to change it whenever you want. All of the commands which are permitted are listed in the Help articles that we have prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax that you need to use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH regardless of which plan you choose when you sign up. With some plans, the function is included by default, while with others, it can be included as an optional upgrade for as long as you need it. You'll discover the needed login info within the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could select the password that you will use and if you want, you could change it on a regular basis with a couple of mouse clicks for even better security. You'll be able to see all the commands which you can use upfront, because we have listed 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'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.