SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and carry out various tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many expert users, since the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be used for a number of things with regards to the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for practically anything - you can install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed typically with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that permit you to use the protocol if your PC is working with 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 lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

If the shared website hosting package which you’ve chosen throughout the signup procedure provides SSH access as standard, you will be able to activate this function with only a mouse click in your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have selected a different package, the SSH access feature could be included using the Upgrades menu and it will become available instantly. All the info which you need connect will be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You may also set what password to use from the same place and you'll be able to change it anytime. All of the commands which are permitted are listed inside the Help articles that we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax which you have to use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to obtain SSH access to it with simply a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all accounts. If your package does not support this feature by default, you'll be able to include it without difficulty through the Upgrades menu. Once you go to the SSH section, you shall discover the info that you need to connect to the server via a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter could be updated anytime, if needed. These login credentials are also required if you want to upload files using a secure connection and you want to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service that we offer. A detailed list of the commands which you can execute shall provide you with a better idea of what tasks you can perform within your account and each one is accompanied by a few instances of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server plans which we offer provide SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a feature which you should activate. The minute your new server is ready, you will be able to connect and start working on your content via the login details that you've entered throughout the order process. 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 aren't any limitations as to what you can or can't do via SSH. You'll be able to download, set up and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux machine, reboot the entire server or simply a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases with virtually no restrictions. All you'll need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.