SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and execute different tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many knowledgeable users, due to the fact that the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be employed for a lot of things depending on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the hosting server permits it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for just about anything - you could install software or restart particular services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used typically with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that enable you to employ the protocol if your PC is running a different OS as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

If the shared hosting package which you’ve picked throughout the signup process offers SSH access by default, you will be able to activate this function with simply a mouse click in your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have chosen a different plan, the SSH access function could be added through the Upgrades menu and it shall become available straightaway. All the details which you need connect will be conveniently listed within 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 place and you will be able to change it at any time. All commands that are allowed are listed inside the Help articles which we have prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax that you have to use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is included by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you will be able to add it through the hosting Control Panel if needed - even only for the current month. In any case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with a single mouse click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you can type the password that you would like 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 frequently as you require. A full list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a few instances. An extra feature after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

The virtual private server plans we offer feature SSH access as standard, not as an additional upgrade or a function that you should activate. As soon as your new server is ready, you will be able to connect and start working on your content via the login details you have entered throughout the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e mail too. As your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical hosting server, there aren't any limitations regarding what you can or cannot do via SSH. You could download, install and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux machine, reboot the entire server or just 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.