Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange info between a website hosting server and a client. As the information exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of handling a hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the choices are limited since you simply won't have root access to the web server, so you could simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. They are all actions which are executed inside the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will be able to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a variety of apps for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting
SSH access may be permitted with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared web hosting you have chosen provides this function as standard. If not, you could add it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it at once. You'll find all the info that you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, along with thorough Help articles in which we've listed all the commands you can use within the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the exact same section anytime with a few clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely using an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all of the files which you upload will go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account through SSH regardless of which plan you choose when you sign up. With some plans, the function is included by default, while with others, it may be included as and additional upgrade for as long as you need it. You will find the required login info in the Hepsia CP, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could choose the password that you'll use and if you want, you could change it regularly with several mouse clicks for even higher security. You shall be able to see all the commands which you can use beforehand, since we've listed all of them along with examples of how they are used in order to carry out a particular task. Once SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is allowed, you'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.