SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to transfer encrypted information between a client and a web server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy clients choose SSH mainly because of the improved security level. The connection is made and the commands are sent through a command line. The available options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files could be transferred or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives can be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are significantly more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be set up plus much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, since full root access is required and all the other clients on that server would be affected. While SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

If the shared web hosting plan that you’ve picked through the signup process provides SSH access as standard, you will be able to activate this feature with a mouse click from your Hepsia CP. In case you have chosen a different package, the SSH access function could be added using the Upgrades menu and it will become available straightaway. All the details which you need connect shall be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same place and you shall be able to change it anytime. All commands which are permitted are listed inside the Help articles that we have prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax that you should use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can easily include it from the hosting CP if necessary - even just for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with a single mouse click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you can type in the password which you want to use, because it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you could also change it as frequently as you require. A complete list of the commands which can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.