Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. As the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred 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 because you'll not have root access to the server, so you could only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. They're all actions that are performed within the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to install server-side software or to restart the machine or just 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 OS, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated server accounts offer the possibility to access and handle them using SSH. If the package that you have chosen comes with this function by default, you just need to activate the SSH access feature via the corresponding section of the Hepsia CP. If the feature is listed as an optional upgrade, you can quickly add it via the Add Services/Upgrades link in the Hepsia Control Panel and it shall be available within a minute. We have numerous help articles and video lessons regarding the use of SSH commands to manage your account and an entire list of the commands that you can perform together with several examples to provide you with a better understanding of what you can do. If SSH is active, you will also be able to create an SFTP connection to the account and to upload files safely using any FTP app that supports the function.