SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a server and carry out various tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many skilled users, since the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be employed for a variety of things with regards to the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the hosting server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for just about everything - you may install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that allow you to employ the protocol if your PC is working with a different OS too. 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 number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access can be allowed with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the web hosting you have picked provides this function as standard. If not, you could include it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it instantly. You will find all the details which you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you have to use, as well as detailed Help articles where we have listed all of the commands which you can use within the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be changed from the very same section anytime with a few clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely and securely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all of the files which you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you may include it from the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. In any case, you could activate and de-activate the feature with only one click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you may input the password that you would like to use, because it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you could also change it as much as you want. The full list of the commands which can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and several examples. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

You shall be able to use SSH to control your content irrespective of which VPS servers you pick when you sign up, as all of our plans offer this function as standard. You'll not have to add or allow anything by hand - the instant your website hosting server is ready and you receive the Welcome email with the login credentials, you can connect and start working on your websites or any software which you want to set up and run on the server. You shall have root-level access to the VPS and since the account shall be isolated from all of the other accounts within the physical hosting server, you'll be able to do anything you'd like without any restrictions. You'll be able to install any app that you need and that will run on a Linux-based server, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and handle your files and databases efficiently.