SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and execute various tasks using a command line. The protocol is preferred by many knowledgeable users, because 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 a number 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 when the hosting server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually anything - you may install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed typically with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that permit you to use the protocol if your computer is running a different Operating System too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port though many service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

If the shared website hosting package that you’ve chosen during the signup process includes SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this function with a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. If you've selected a different package, the SSH access feature could be added through the Upgrades menu and it shall become available immediately. The information which you need connect shall be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same spot and you will be able to change it whenever you want. All commands which are permitted are listed within the Help articles that we have prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax that you have to use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you will be able to include it from the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. In any case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with a single click from 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 could enter the password you want to use, since 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 which can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra function after SSH access is allowed 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 offers we offer provide SSH access by default, not as a paid upgrade or a function which you should enable. Once your new server is ready, you will be able to connect and begin working on your content using the login details which you have entered through the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via email as well. As your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical hosting server, there are no limitations regarding what you can or cannot do using SSH. You'll be able to download, set up and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux hosting server, reboot your entire server or simply a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases with no restrictions. All you'll need for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.