SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and perform various tasks via a command line. The protocol is popular with many skilled users, as the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a variety of things based on the type of web 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 if the hosting server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for just about everything - you may install software or restart certain services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used typically with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which enable you to employ the protocol if your PC is running a different Operating System too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

SSH access can be permitted with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux cloud website hosting which you have selected provides this function as standard. If not, you can include it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it at once. You will find all the details you need within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username which you must use, as well as detailed Help articles where we have listed all of the commands you can use in the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the very same section anytime with a few clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect securely using 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

SSH access is included as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you can add it via the hosting Control Panel if needed - even only for the current month. Either way, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with only one click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you may input the password that you'd like to use, because it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you can also change it as often as you want. A full list of the commands that can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several instances. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

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