SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and conduct different tasks via a command line. The protocol is employed by many expert users, since the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be employed for a variety of things based on 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 when the hosting server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually everything - you can install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that allow you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is using a different OS too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a number of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

If the cloud website hosting package which you’ve picked during the signup procedure provides SSH access by default, you will be able to activate this feature with only a click inside your Hepsia Control Panel. If you've selected a different plan, the SSH access feature could be added using the Upgrades menu and it shall become available immediately. All the information that you need to connect shall be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You may also set what password to use from the same location and you shall be able to change it anytime. All the commands that are allowed are listed inside the Help articles that we've prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax which you have to use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can easily add it from the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the function with just one mouse click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you could type in the password you want to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you could also change it as often as you need. The full list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is activated will 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 Hosting

You shall be able to use SSH to manage your content regardless of which Linux VPS hosting packages you select when you sign up, because all of our plans come with this function by default. You won't need to add or allow anything manually - the instant your server is prepared and you receive the Welcome email with the login information, you'll be able to connect and start working on your Internet sites or any software which you want to install and run on the server. You shall have root-level access to the VPS and since the account will be isolated from all of the other accounts on the physical server, you'll be able to do anything you'd like without any restrictions. You can set up any app you require and that shall work on a Linux-based server, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and manage your files and databases fast and easy.