SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and execute various tasks via a command line. The protocol is employed by many knowledgeable users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be used for a lot of things with regards to the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the website hosting server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much anything - you could install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which allow you to employ the protocol if your computer system is using a different OS as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

SSH access can be allowed with a click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the hosting service which you have selected comes with this feature as standard. If not, you may include it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it immediately. You will find all the details you need in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, along with in depth Help articles in which we have listed all the commands which you can use within the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password could be changed from the very same section at any time with a few mouse clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely and securely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files which you upload will go through an encrypted 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 will be able to include it from the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. In either case, you could activate and de-activate the feature with one mouse click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you could input the password that you'd like to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as much as you require. A full list of the commands that can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server plans include SSH access by default, so you shall not have to include any upgrades or enable anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login information, you shall be able to connect via its main IP address and the login credentials that you have selected during the signup process. Because the VPS accounts come with full root-level access, there are no restrictions regarding the commands that you can run. Your server shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage more or less everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you can work with your files, databases and any applications that you install in a fast and safe way.