SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and execute different tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many experienced 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 used for a lot of things with regards to 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 when the server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for just about everything - you could install software or restart particular services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that allow you to employ the protocol if your personal computer is using a different Operating System as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting account with us and you want to handle your content remotely through SSH, you could obtain SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not come with this feature as standard, you may add it with a few mouse clicks through the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you'll see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You could also pick what password you would want to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one for the account. We have prepared a number of Help articles where you can easily find each of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting package, along with examples of how they're used. In addition, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account using SSH irrespective of which package you choose when you sign up. With some packages, the function is included by default, while with others, it could be added as and additional upgrade for as long as you need it. You will find the needed login information within the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You may choose the password you'll use and if you want, you may change it constantly with several mouse clicks for even better security. You'll be able to see all the commands which you can use upfront, because we have listed them all alongside examples of how they are used so as to carry out a particular task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is activated, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS

All our virtual private server packages come with SSH access as standard, so you will not have to include any upgrades or enable anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login info, you shall be able to connect using its primary IP address and the login credentials which you have selected during the signup procedure. Due to the fact that the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there are no restrictions regarding the commands that you may run. Your server shall be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage more or less everything through a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you may work with your files, databases and any applications you install in a fast and safe way.