SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and execute various tasks through a command line. The protocol is popular with many expert users, as the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be employed for lots of things based on the type of website 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 in case the hosting server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much anything - you may install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your PC is using a different Operating System too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a lot of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access may be enabled with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the cloud plan that you have picked offers this feature as standard. If not, you can add it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it instantly. You'll discover all the information which you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you need to use, as well as comprehensive Help articles where we've listed each of the commands you can use within the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password could be changed from the very same section anytime with several mouse clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect securely through an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, each of the files which you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is included as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you will be able to add it via the hosting CP if required - even just for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with one mouse click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you will see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you can easily type in the password which you want to use, because it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you can also change it as much as you want. A complete list of the commands which can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a few examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server offers provide SSH access as standard, so you will not need to add any upgrades or activate anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login info, you shall be able to connect through its primary IP address and the login credentials which you've chosen throughout the signup process. Since the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there are no restrictions regarding the commands that you may run. Your server shall be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage just about 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 apps that you install in a fast and protected way.