SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a server and execute different tasks through a command line. The protocol is popular with many skilled users, since the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be used for a number of things based on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the hosting server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much everything - you could install software or restart specific 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 allow you to use the protocol if your PC is using 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 though a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

In case you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you would like to handle your content remotely via SSH, you can easily obtain SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan doesn't provide this feature as standard, you can add it with a few mouse clicks via the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You may also choose what password you would like to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared several Help articles in which you may find all the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, along with examples of how they're used. Also, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you will be able to add it via the hosting CP if needed - even only for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the feature with only one click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you can input the password you want to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you may also change it as much as you require. A full list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is activated 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 Web Hosting

The virtual private server packages that we offer come with SSH access as standard, not as an optional upgrade or a feature that you need to activate. Once your new server is ready, you shall be able to connect and begin working on your content through the login details that you have entered during the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via email too. Because your VPS will be isolated from the others on the physical hosting server, there aren't any limitations as to what you can or can't do through SSH. You may download, install and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux server, reboot your entire server or simply a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you'll need for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.