SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and perform different tasks through a command line. The protocol is preferred by many skilled users, due to the fact that the info 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 variety of things depending on the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the website hosting server permits it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually anything - you can install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that enable you to employ the protocol if your computer is working with a different Operating System as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access could be allowed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared hosting service that you have selected provides this feature by default. If not, you may add it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it instantly. You will discover all the information that you need in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username which you must use, along with thorough Help articles where we have listed all the commands that you can use in the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password can be changed from the same section at any time with a few clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect securely via an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, each of the files that you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you may include it through the hosting Control Panel if needed - even only for the current month. In any case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with a single click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you could enter the password that you would like to use, as it doesn't need 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 need. A full list of the commands which can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of instances. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server plans we offer provide SSH access by default, not as an optional upgrade or a feature which you should activate. The minute your new server is ready, you shall be able to connect and start working on your content using the login details which you have entered throughout the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via email too. As your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical server, there aren't any limitations as to what you can or cannot do through SSH. You may download, set up and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux web server, reboot the whole server or just a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases without restrictions. All you will require for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.