SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and conduct various tasks using a command line. The protocol is employed by many skilled users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be employed for a number of things depending on the type of website 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. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much everything - you can install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is working with 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 even though lots of providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting account with us and you'd like to deal with your content remotely via SSH, you can easily get SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not come with this feature as standard, you could add it with a few clicks through the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you shall see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You may also choose what password you want to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared a lot of Help articles in which you could find each of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they are used. Also, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to obtain SSH access to it with just a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts. If your plan does not support this feature by default, you will be able to add it with ease through the Upgrades menu. When you go to the SSH section, you will discover the information you need to connect to the server through a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter could be updated at any time, if needed. These login credentials are also needed if you want to upload files using a secure connection and you wish to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service we offer. A detailed list of the commands that you can carry out will offer you a better idea of what tasks you can perform in your account and each is accompanied by a few instances of the syntax.
SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting
All our virtual private server solutions feature SSH access as standard, so you shall not have to include any upgrades or activate anything - the moment the server is set up and you receive its login details, you shall be able to connect via its primary IP address and the login credentials that you have chosen through the signup process. Due to the fact that the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there are no restrictions in terms of the commands that you can run. Your server shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage just about everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. This way, you are able to work with your files, databases and any apps that you install in a fast and protected way.