Find out just what exactly SSH is and also how you can manage an entire server using it.
Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange info between a hosting server and a client. Given that the info exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of managing an Internet hosting account. The commands that can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, in particular, the options are limited because you simply won't have root access to the web server, so you could just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so forth. They're all actions which are performed in the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. By 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 certain 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 tons of apps for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting
If the shared web hosting
package that you’ve picked through the signup procedure offers SSH access by default, you shall be able to activate this feature with a mouse click within your Hepsia CP. In case you have selected a different package, the SSH access function could be added using the Upgrades menu and it'll become available straightaway. All the information that you need to connect will be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same spot and you'll be able to modify it at any time. All commands which are permitted are listed within the Help articles that we've prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax which you should use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our semi-dedicated server
accounts provide the possibility to access and control them through SSH. If the plan you have picked comes with this function by default, you just have to allow the SSH access function via the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel. If the feature is listed as an additional upgrade, you can quickly add it via the Add Services/Upgrades link in the Hepsia CP and it will be available within a minute. We have numerous help articles and video lessons regarding the use of SSH commands to handle your account and a full list of the commands you can perform along with various examples to provide you with a better perception of what you can do. If SSH is active, you will also be able to establish an SFTP connection to the account and to upload information securely via any FTP app which supports the function.