SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and execute various tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many skilled users, due to the fact that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be used for a number of things based on the type of 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 if the server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for just about everything - you could install software or restart particular services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used typically with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that permit you to employ the protocol if your personal computer is working with a different Operating System 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 Shared Website Hosting

If the shared website hosting package deal that you’ve picked throughout the signup process includes SSH access by default, you shall be able to activate this function with a mouse click inside your Hepsia CP. If you've selected a different plan, the SSH access function can be added using the Upgrades menu and it'll become available right away. All the info that you need to connect shall be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same location and you'll be able to change it at any time. All commands that are permitted are listed in the Help articles which we've prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax which you have to use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to get SSH access to it with simply a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts. If your package doesn't support this function by default, you shall be able to include it easily through the Upgrades menu. As soon as you go to the SSH section, you will discover the information which you need to connect to the server through a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter may be updated anytime, if required. These login credentials are also needed if you'd like to upload files using a secure connection and you wish to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service we offer you. A comprehensive list of the commands you can carry out will offer you a better idea of what tasks you can perform inside your account and each one is accompanied by a number of examples of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server plans provide SSH access as standard, so you shall not need to include any upgrades or enable anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login details, you shall be able to connect through its primary IP address and the login credentials that you've selected during the signup process. Since the VPS accounts come with full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions with regards to the commands which you can run. Your server will be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you shall be able to manage virtually everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. This way, you can work with your files, databases and any applications that you install in a fast and risk-free way.