SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and conduct various tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many expert users, because the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a lot of things depending on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the website hosting server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually anything - you may install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed typically with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your computer is running a different Operating System too. The connection is created 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 Hosting

If the hosting plan which you’ve picked during the signup procedure offers SSH access as standard, you will be able to activate this feature with only a click within your Hepsia CP. If you've chosen a different plan, the SSH access feature could be included via the Upgrades menu and it will become available straightaway. All the information that you need to connect shall 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'll be able to change it anytime. All of the commands which are allowed are listed within the Help articles that we have prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax which you need to use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you may include it from the hosting CP if needed - even only for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the feature with one mouse click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you can easily type the password that you would like to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you could also change it as much as you require. A full list of the commands which can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a few instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will 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

The VPS server plans which we offer feature SSH access as standard, not as an optional upgrade or a function which you should activate. The minute your new server is prepared, you will be able to connect and begin working on your content via the login details that you have entered throughout the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via email too. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical web server, there are no limitations as to what you can or can't do using SSH. You'll be able to download, set up and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux server, reboot your entire server or just a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you'll require for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.