SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and execute various tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many knowledgeable 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 web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the web server allows for 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 like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which allow you to employ the protocol if your laptop or computer is using a different OS too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although many service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

If the website hosting package which you’ve picked during the signup procedure comes with SSH access as standard, you'll be able to activate this feature with a mouse click within your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have picked a different package, the SSH access function could be added using the Upgrades menu and it will become available right away. All the info that you need to connect shall be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same location and you shall be able to modify it anytime. All the commands which are permitted are listed in the Help articles that we've prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax which you have to use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you may add it from the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the feature with only one click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you can easily input the password that you would like to use, because it does not 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 need. A complete list of the commands that can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a few examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will 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

All our VPS server packages include SSH access as standard, so you shall not have to include any upgrades or activate anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login information, you'll be able to connect through its primary IP address and the login credentials which you have picked through the signup process. Due to the fact that the VPS accounts come with full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions in terms of the commands that you can run. Your server will be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you shall be able to manage pretty much everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. Thus, you'll be able to work with your files, databases and any apps which you install in a fast and protected way.