Find out exactly what SSH is and just how you can control an entire server along with it.
Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. Because the data exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of handling a hosting account. The commands which could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the possibilities are limited since you will not have root access to the hosting server, so you may only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. They are all actions which are performed in the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the machine or only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a number of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated server accounts offer the possibility to access and handle them through SSH. If the plan you have chosen incorporates this feature by default, you just need to allow the SSH access function through the corresponding section of the Hepsia CP. If the feature is listed as an additional upgrade, you could quickly include it using the Add Services/Upgrades link in the Hepsia CP and it shall be available within a minute. We have numerous help articles and video tutorials about the use of SSH commands to manage your account and a whole list of the commands which you can carry out together with numerous examples to give you a better understanding of what you could do. If SSH is active, you'll also be able to set up an SFTP connection to the account and to upload data safely and securely through any FTP application that supports the feature.