SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and execute various tasks using a command line. The protocol is employed by many skilled users, as 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 lots of things with regards to the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the website hosting server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for pretty much everything - you may install software or restart certain services including 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 that permit you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is working with a different OS as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

If the cloud website hosting plan which you’ve chosen during the signup procedure provides SSH access by default, you'll be able to activate this feature with a mouse click in your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have chosen a different plan, the SSH access feature can be added through the Upgrades menu and it shall become available immediately. All the info which you need connect will be conveniently listed inside 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 spot and you'll be able to change it at any time. All the commands which are permitted are listed inside the Help articles which we have prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax that you should use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is provided by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you could include it from the hosting Control Panel if needed - even just for the current month. Either way, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with just one click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, 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 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 CP. For better protection, you may also change it as often as you need. The full list of the commands which can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and several instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server packages include SSH access by default, so you won't have to include any upgrades or enable anything - the instant 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 which you have chosen throughout the signup process. Since the VPS accounts come with full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions in terms of the commands that you may run. Your server will be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you shall be able to manage more or less everything through 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 safe way.