SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to transfer encrypted info between a client and a hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy clients choose SSH due to the enhanced security level. The connection is made and the commands are sent using a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files can be moved or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives may be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are much more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be installed and much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, because full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Even though SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

SSH access can be enabled with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux cloud web hosting you have picked comes with this feature as standard. If not, you can include it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it right away. You'll find all the details that you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, along with thorough Help articles where we've listed all of the commands which you can use inside 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 few clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely through an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, each of the files that you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you can easily include it through the hosting Control Panel if needed - even only for the current month. Either way, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with just one click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you may type in the password that you would like to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you may also change it as frequently as you want. A full list of the commands that can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a number of instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS

The virtual private server offers that we offer provide SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a function which you need to activate. As soon as your new server is ready, you will be able to connect and start working on your content via the login details you have entered through the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via email too. As your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical server, there are no limitations as to what you can or cannot do through SSH. You are able to download, set up and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux web server, reboot the entire server or only a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you'll need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.