SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and conduct different tasks through a command line. The protocol is preferred 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 third party. SSH access can be used for lots of things depending on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the website hosting server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for practically everything - you can install software or restart particular services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your personal computer is working with 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 even though many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

SSH access can be allowed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared web hosting that you have picked provides this function as standard. If not, you may add it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it straightaway. You'll find all the info which you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you must use, as well as comprehensive Help articles where we've listed all the commands which you can use in the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password may be modified from the same section anytime with a few clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect securely via an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all of the files which you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to obtain SSH access to it with only a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all accounts. If your package does not support this feature by default, you'll be able to include it effortlessly through the Upgrades menu. As soon as you go to the SSH section, you shall discover the details you need to connect to the server via a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter can be updated at any time, if necessary. These login credentials are also essential if you would like to upload files using a secure connection and you want to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service that we provide you with. A comprehensive list of the commands which you can carry out shall provide you with a better idea of what tasks you could perform inside your account and each one is accompanied by a couple of instances of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

The virtual private server plans which we offer come with SSH access by default, not as an optional upgrade or a feature that you must activate. The minute your new server is prepared, you'll be able to connect and start working on your content via the login details which you have entered throughout the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via e-mail too. As your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical server, there aren't any limitations regarding what you can or cannot do through SSH. You'll be able to download, install and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux server, reboot your entire server or simply a specific 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.