SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a server and execute different tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many knowledgeable users, for the reason that 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 lots of things with regards to the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the server permits it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much anything - you may 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 Operating Systems, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your computer is using a different Operating System too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port though many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access may be permitted with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the web hosting that you've picked includes this feature by default. If not, you can include it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it right away. You will discover all the information and facts you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you must use, alongside in depth Help articles where we have listed the commands you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password could be modified from the same section anytime with a couple of mouse clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely through an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files that you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can add it via the hosting Control Panel if needed - even only for the current month. In any case, you can activate and de-activate the function with just one mouse click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can easily type the password you want to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as frequently as you require. A full list of the commands which can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server packages come with SSH access by default, so you shall not have to add any upgrades or activate anything - the moment the server is set up and you receive its login details, you shall be able to connect via its main IP address and the login credentials that you've selected during the signup process. Due to the fact that the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions regarding the commands that you can run. Your server will be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage pretty much everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. This way, you'll be able to work with your files, databases and any applications you install in a fast and secure way.