SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a server and execute various tasks through a command line. The protocol is preferred by many expert users, as the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for a variety of things with regards to 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 in case the website hosting server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually anything - you could install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which enable you to employ the protocol if your computer is using a different OS as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

If the website hosting package deal which you’ve chosen through the signup procedure provides SSH access as standard, you'll be able to activate this function with only a mouse click inside your Hepsia Control Panel. If you've selected a different plan, the SSH access function could be included through the Upgrades menu and it will become available at once. All the details that you need to connect will be conveniently listed inside 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 place and you will be able to modify it whenever you want. All the commands that are permitted are listed inside the Help articles which we've prepared for you, together 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

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to get SSH access to it with just a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all accounts. If your plan doesn't support this function by default, you shall be able to add it effortlessly via the Upgrades menu. Once you go to the SSH section, you shall find the information which you need to connect to the server via a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter may be updated at any time, if needed. These login credentials are also needed if you'd like to upload files using a secure connection and you would like to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we provide you with. A detailed list of the commands that you can perform will provide you with a better idea of what tasks you may perform in your account and each is accompanied by a number of examples of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server offers that we offer include SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a function which you have to enable. The moment your new server is prepared, you'll be able to connect and begin working on your content via the login details that you have entered throughout the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e-mail too. Because your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical web server, there are no limitations as to what you can or can't do through SSH. You may download, install and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux hosting server, reboot the whole server or simply a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases with virtually no restrictions. All you'll need for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.