SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and perform various tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed by many knowledgeable users, because the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a lot of things depending on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server allows for 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 including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which allow you to employ the protocol if your PC is running a different OS as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a number of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access could be enabled with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared hosting that you've selected includes this function by default. If not, you may add it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it immediately. You'll discover all the details which you need inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, as well as in depth Help articles in which we have listed each of the commands you can use within the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password could be modified from the exact same section anytime with several clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, each of the files you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you could include it via the hosting CP if needed - even only for the current month. In any case, you can activate and de-activate the function with just one mouse click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you may enter the password you want to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as often as you need. A complete list of the commands that can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a number of instances. An extra function after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server packages that we offer provide SSH access as standard, not as a paid upgrade or a function that you should enable. As soon as your new server is ready, you will be able to connect and start working on your content through the login details you have entered through the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e-mail too. As your VPS will be isolated from the other ones on the physical server, there are no limitations regarding what you can or cannot do through SSH. You could download, set up and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux machine, reboot the entire server or only a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you will need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.