SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks through a command line. The protocol is used by many experienced users, since the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be employed for a number of things based on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for practically anything - you can install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which enable you to employ the protocol if your personal computer is running a different OS too. The connection is established 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 Hosting

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

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you will be able to include it through the hosting Control Panel if needed - even just for the current month. In either case, you could activate and de-activate the function with a single mouse click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can type in the password which you want to use, because it does not 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 often as you need. The full list of the commands that can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a few instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS

If you get a new virtual private server from us, it will feature full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to manage everything using an SSH console. The function comes by default with all packages, so you won't have to enable or upgrade anything. Your server shall be set up soon after you get it and the moment you get the Welcome email with the login info, you may connect using the server’s main IP address and begin working. Because the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there won't be any restrictions with regards to the commands that you can use. You will have full root access, so that you may set up and run any application that can work on a Linux server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the entire machine or any software operating on it.