SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to exchange protected information between a client and a hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy clients favor SSH due to the better security level. The connection is established and the commands are delivered via a command line. The available options depend on the type of web 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 options are much more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be set up plus much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server would be affected. While SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

If the cloud hosting plan that you’ve picked during the signup process comes with SSH access as standard, you'll be able to activate this feature with a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have chosen a different plan, the SSH access function could be included using the Upgrades menu and it shall become available right away. All the information you need to connect will be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same place and you shall be able to change it whenever you want. All the commands which are permitted are listed within the Help articles that we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax that you must use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you could add it via the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. In any case, you can activate and de-activate the function with one mouse click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you'll 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 easily input the password you want to use, because it doesn't 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 often as you need. A full list of the commands which can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this sort of connections.