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 hosting server and a client. Given that the information exchanged by the two sides is protected, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of managing a hosting account. The commands which may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the possibilities are limited because you won't have root access to the website hosting server, so you could simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. These are all actions that are executed inside the shared hosting account and do not require 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 web server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting account with us and you want to manage your content remotely through SSH, you can easily obtain SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan does not provide this feature by default, you can add it with a few clicks from the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you'll see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You can even pick what password you would want to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared several Help articles where you can find each of the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, as well as examples of how they are used. Additionally, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.