SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and carry out various tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed by many knowledgeable users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be used for a variety of things with regards to the type of web 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 in case the server permits it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually anything - you may 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 which enable you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different OS as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

If the cloud hosting plan which you’ve chosen during the signup process includes SSH access as standard, you'll be able to activate this function with a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have chosen a different plan, the SSH access function may be included using the Upgrades menu and it will become available instantly. The information which you need connect will 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 place and you will be able to change it at any time. All commands which are allowed are listed in the Help articles that we've prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax which you should use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you could add it through the hosting Control Panel if needed - even just for the current month. Either way, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with one mouse click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can easily enter the password that you'd like to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you can also change it as often as you require. A full list of the commands that can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and several instances. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

The virtual private server packages we offer come with SSH access by default, not as an optional upgrade or a feature that you must 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 throughout the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via email too. Since your VPS will be isolated from the others on the physical hosting server, there are no limitations as to what you can or cannot do through SSH. You may download, set up and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux server, reboot the entire server or simply a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases with virtually no restrictions. All you'll need for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.