SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many experienced users, due to the fact that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be employed for a variety of things based on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much anything - you may install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used typically with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your computer is running a different OS too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port although lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

If the shared hosting plan which you’ve selected throughout the signup process features SSH access by default, you shall be able to activate this feature with only a click in your Hepsia CP. If you've picked a different package, the SSH access function can be included using the Upgrades menu and it will become available straightaway. All the details that you need to connect shall be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same spot and you shall be able to modify it whenever you want. All the commands that are permitted are listed in the Help articles which we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax that you have to use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, 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 one click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. 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 can easily type in the password that you would like to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you could also change it as often as you require. A complete list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a number of examples. An extra function after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server packages that we offer come with SSH access as standard, not as an additional upgrade or a feature which you must enable. The moment your new server is ready, you shall be able to connect and start working on your content using the login details which you have entered throughout the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via email as well. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical server, there aren't any limitations in regards to what you can or cannot do using SSH. You could download, set up and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux web server, reboot the whole server or only a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases with virtually no restrictions. All you'll require for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.