SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and carry out various tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many expert users, for the reason that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a lot of things with regards to the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much anything - you could install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different Operating System as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

If the cloud website hosting plan which you’ve picked throughout the signup process includes SSH access by default, you'll be able to activate this feature with only a click within your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have picked a different package, the SSH access function could be added via the Upgrades menu and it will become available right away. All the info which you need connect will be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same location and you will be able to change it at any time. All commands which are allowed are listed within the Help articles that we've prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax that you have to use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is included as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you could include it from the hosting Control Panel if needed - even only for the current month. Either way, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with one mouse click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you can easily input the password that you would like to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you could also change it as much as you need. A complete list of the commands which can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a few instances. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed 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 Servers

All our VPS server solutions provide SSH access as standard, so you will not have to add any upgrades or activate anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login details, you'll be able to connect via its main IP address and the login credentials that you have picked through the signup procedure. Due to the fact that the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there are no restrictions in terms of the commands which you could run. Your server shall be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage just about everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. This way, you'll be able to work with your files, databases and any applications which you install in a fast and protected way.