SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and perform various tasks through a command line. The protocol is used by many expert users, due to the fact that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be employed for a lot of things with regards to the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the web server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for just about everything - you can install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed typically with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that enable you to employ the protocol if your computer is working with 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 even though a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

In case you have a hosting account with us and you'd like to manage your content remotely through SSH, you can easily receive SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not include this feature as standard, you can easily add it with a few clicks through the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You could also select what password you would like to use, considering that it doesn't need to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared a number of Help articles in which you can find all the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, plus examples of how they are used. In addition, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client like FileZilla, for example.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is provided by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you are able to include it via the hosting CP if needed - even only for the current month. Either way, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with a single click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you can enter the password that you'd like to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as much as you need. The full list of the commands which can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra function after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

The virtual private server offers we offer provide SSH access as standard, not as an additional upgrade or a function that you need to activate. The moment your new server is ready, you will be able to connect and start working on your content via the login details you have entered through the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via e mail as well. As your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical web server, there aren't any limitations regarding what you can or cannot do via SSH. You could download, install and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux hosting server, reboot your entire server or only a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases without restrictions. All you'll need for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.