SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and conduct different tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many skilled users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be employed for a lot of things with regards to the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the website hosting server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually everything - you may install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different OS too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access may be enabled with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared hosting service that you've chosen provides this feature by default. If not, you may include it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it right away. You will find all the info which you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, along with comprehensive Help articles where we've listed the commands that you can use within the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password could be changed from the exact same section at any time with a couple of clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect securely via an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, each of the files you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH regardless of which package you choose when you sign up. With some packages, the feature is offered as standard, and with others, it may be added as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You'll discover the necessary login info in the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You are able to pick the password which you'll use and if you would like, you may change it on a regular basis with several mouse clicks for even higher security. You will be able to see all the commands that you can use in advance, because we have listed them all together with examples of how they are used so as to execute a certain task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is enabled, you'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS

All our virtual private server packages come with SSH access by default, so you won't need to add any upgrades or activate anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login info, you will be able to connect using its main IP address and the login credentials which you have chosen throughout the signup process. Since the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions regarding the commands that you can run. Your server will be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you shall be able to manage just about everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. That way, you are able to work with your files, databases and any apps you install in a fast and risk-free way.