SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to transfer encrypted info between a client and a web server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy users choose SSH mainly because of the higher level of security. The connection is created and the commands are sent using a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files can 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 significantly more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be installed and much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, since full root access is required and all the other customers on that server will be affected. Even though SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access can be enabled with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the cloud plan which you have selected includes this function as standard. If not, you can include it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it immediately. You'll discover all the information which you need within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you must use, alongside detailed Help articles where we've listed the commands that you can use in the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password may be modified from the same section anytime with several clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely using an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, each of the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you may include it via the hosting CP if needed - even just for the current month. Either way, you could activate and de-activate the function with one mouse click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can easily input the password that you'd like to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you may also change it as often as you need. A full list of the commands that can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.