Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. Since the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of managing a website hosting account. The commands which could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the alternatives are limited as you'll not have root access to the web server, so you may simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They're all actions which are carried out within the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of apps for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

In case you have a hosting account with us and you would like to deal with your content remotely via SSH, you could get SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan doesn't offer this feature as standard, you can easily add it with a couple of clicks via the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the Control Panel, you'll see the host, the port number and the username that you need to use when you connect to the account. You could also select what password you would like to use, given that it does not need to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared many Help articles where you can easily find each of the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, along with examples of how they are used. Furthermore, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client like FileZilla, for example.