SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and perform various tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many expert users, because the data 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 variety of things with regards to the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the website hosting server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for practically everything - you can install software or restart particular services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which allow you to employ the protocol if your computer system is working with a different Operating System too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access may be permitted with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the cloud hosting that you have picked comes with this function as standard. If not, you could add it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it instantly. You'll discover all the details which you need in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, alongside comprehensive Help articles in which we've listed all of the commands you can use in the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password can be modified from the exact same section anytime with a few clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely through an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is provided by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can include it through the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even just for the current month. Either way, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with one click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you may type the password that you would like to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you may also change it as frequently as you want. The full list of the commands which can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a few instances. An extra function after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server plans that we offer feature SSH access by default, not as an optional upgrade or a feature that you must activate. Once your new server is prepared, you shall be able to connect and begin working on your content via the login details which you have entered during the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via e mail too. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical web server, there are no limitations regarding what you can or cannot do via SSH. You'll be able to download, set up and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux web server, reboot the whole server or just a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases with no restrictions. All you'll require for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.