SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks via a command line. The protocol is popular with many knowledgeable users, since the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be employed for a number of things based on the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the web server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for practically everything - you could install software or restart certain services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your personal computer is running a different OS as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though lots of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

If the shared website hosting package which you’ve picked during the signup procedure includes SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this feature with simply a mouse click within your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have chosen a different package, the SSH access function could be included using the Upgrades menu and it shall become available at once. The information which you need connect will be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same spot and you'll be able to modify it whenever you want. All the commands that are permitted are listed in the Help articles that we have prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax that you have to use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you can easily add it through the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. In either case, you could activate and de-activate the feature with one mouse click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can easily type in the password that you'd like to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you could also change it as much as you want. The full list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several examples. An extra feature after SSH access is activated 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 Servers

All our VPS server packages feature SSH access as standard, so you will not have to include any upgrades or enable anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login info, you shall be able to connect through its main IP address and the login credentials which you have selected throughout the signup procedure. Because the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there are no restrictions in terms of the commands that you can run. Your server shall be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage more or less 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 you install in a fast and protected way.