SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and perform various tasks through a command line. The protocol is preferred by many experienced users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be employed for lots of things depending on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for practically anything - you may install software or restart certain services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that allow you to employ the protocol if your PC is using a different Operating System too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port although many service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access may be permitted with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared hosting that you have selected offers this function as standard. If not, you could add it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it at once. You'll find all the details you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, along with detailed Help articles where we've listed each of the commands you can use within the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password can be changed from the very same section at any time with a couple of mouse clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely via an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to receive SSH access to it with a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, supplied with all accounts. If your plan doesn't support this feature by default, you will be able to add it effortlessly using the Upgrades menu. After you go to the SSH section, you will discover the information you need to connect to the server using a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter may be updated at any time, if needed. These login credentials are also essential if you'd like to upload files using a secure connection and you would like to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we offer you. An extensive list of the commands which you can carry out will provide you with a better idea of what tasks you can perform inside your account and each one is accompanied by a few instances of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

The virtual private server plans we offer feature SSH access by default, not as an optional upgrade or a function which you have to enable. The moment your new server is ready, you'll be able to connect and begin working on your content through the login details that you've entered throughout the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e-mail too. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical hosting server, there aren't any limitations regarding what you can or cannot do using SSH. You may download, install and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux web server, reboot your entire server or only a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases with no restrictions. All you'll need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.