SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a server and execute different tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many skilled users, as the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for a variety of things with regards to the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the website hosting server permits it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for practically everything - you could install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used typically with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your computer system is using a different OS as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a lot of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

SSH access may be allowed with a click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared web hosting service that you have chosen provides this function by default. If not, you may include it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it instantly. You will discover all the information you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, as well as thorough Help articles in which we've listed all of the commands that you can use within the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password can be modified from the same section anytime with several mouse clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely and securely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all of the files that you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you can easily add it from the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. Either way, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with only one click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can type the password that you'd like to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as much as you require. A complete list of the commands which can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several examples. 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 such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

You'll be able to use SSH to control your content no matter which Linux virtual private servers you pick when you sign up, due to the fact that all of our plans provide this feature as standard. You will not need to add or allow anything manually - the minute your website hosting server is ready and you get the Welcome email with the login credentials, you may connect and start working on your web sites or any software you want to install and run on the machine. You will have root-level access to the VPS and because the account shall be isolated from the other accounts in the physical server, you shall be able to do anything you'd like with no restrictions. You can install any app which you need and that will work on a Linux-based server, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and handle your files and databases easily and quickly.