SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a server and carry out various tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many expert users, because the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be used for a variety of things with regards to the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the website hosting server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much everything - you could install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that permit you to employ the protocol if your laptop or computer is using a different Operating System as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port though many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

SSH access could be allowed with a click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux hosting service you have picked includes this feature as standard. If not, you may include it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it right away. You will discover all the info you need within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username which you must use, alongside thorough Help articles where we've listed all of the commands you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password can be modified from the same section at any time with a couple of mouse clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely through an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all of the files which you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you can include it via the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with just one mouse click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can enter the password you want to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you may also change it as often as you want. A full list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and several examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

All our virtual private server solutions feature SSH access as standard, so you shall not need to include any upgrades or activate anything - the moment the server is set up and you receive its login details, you shall be able to connect via its main IP address and the login credentials that you've chosen through the signup process. Due to the fact that the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions regarding the commands which you may run. Your server shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage pretty much everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you can work with your files, databases and any applications that you install in a fast and protected way.