What is SSH? How to manage a server over SSH?
Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange info between a server and a client. As the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling an Internet hosting account. The commands which can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the alternatives are limited since you won't 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 performed in the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to install server-side software or to restart the machine or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of apps for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
If the shared website hosting
package deal which you’ve chosen through the signup process includes SSH access by default, you shall be able to activate this function with a click inside your Hepsia CP. If you've picked a different package, the SSH access function can be included via the Upgrades menu and it will become available instantly. The information which you need connect shall be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same spot and you shall be able to change it whenever you want. All the commands that are allowed are listed inside the Help articles that we've prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax which you have to use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server
account with us, you'll be able to obtain SSH access to it with just a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all accounts. If your package doesn't support this feature by default, you shall be able to add it easily using the Upgrades menu. Once you go to the SSH section, you shall find the details that you need to connect to the server using a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter can be updated anytime, when required. These login credentials are also required if you want to upload files using a secure connection and you wish to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we provide you with. A comprehensive list of the commands you can perform will provide you with a better idea of what tasks you can perform inside your account and each one is accompanied by a couple of examples of the syntax.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
The VPS server
plans we offer include SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a function that you need to activate. The minute your new server is prepared, you will be able to connect and start working on your content using the login details that you have entered through the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via email as well. As your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical server, there are no limitations as to what you can or can't do using SSH. You could download, set up and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux web server, reboot the whole server or just a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases with no restrictions. All you will need for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.