SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a server and execute various tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many skilled users, for the reason that the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be used for lots of things with regards to the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for practically anything - you can install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that allow you to employ the protocol if your laptop or computer is using a different OS too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although many service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

If the cloud web hosting plan that you’ve selected throughout the signup process provides SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this feature with simply a mouse click in your Hepsia CP. In case you have picked a different package, the SSH access function could be added via the Upgrades menu and it'll become available straightaway. All the info 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 could also set what password to use from the same place and you shall be able to modify it anytime. All the commands that are permitted are listed inside the Help articles which we've prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax that you should 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 Servers

SSH access is included as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can add it via the hosting CP if required - even just for the current month. In any case, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with one mouse click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you may enter the password that you would like to use, because it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you could also change it as often as you want. A full list of the commands which can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server solutions provide SSH access as standard, so you will not need to include any upgrades or enable anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login info, you shall be able to connect via its primary IP address and the login credentials that you've selected during the signup process. Since the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions in terms of the commands which you may run. Your server will be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you shall be able to manage more or less everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. This way, you are able to work with your files, databases and any apps you install in a fast and protected way.