What is SSH? How could you control a server via SSH?
Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange info between a web server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of managing a website hosting account. The commands which can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for example, the choices are limited because you won't have root access to the website hosting server, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. These are all actions that are performed within the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are plenty of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting
account with our company and you want to manage your content remotely using SSH, you may receive SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal doesn't offer this feature by default, you can add it with a couple of clicks through 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 can also choose what password you would like to use, given that it does not have to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared a number of Help articles where you could find all of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting package, as well as examples of how they are used. In addition, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is included as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server
plans, while with others you could add it via the hosting CP if required - even only for the current month. In any case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with a single click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you can type in the password you want to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as frequently as you want. A full list of the commands that can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this type of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting
All our virtual private server
solutions come with SSH access as standard, so you will not have to include any upgrades or enable anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login details, you will be able to connect via its primary IP address and the login credentials which you've selected during the signup procedure. As the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions with regards to the commands that you could run. Your server will be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage pretty much everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. That way, you can work with your files, databases and any apps that you install in a fast and safe way.