SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and conduct various tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many experienced users, as the info 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 lot of things with regards to the type of Internet 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 web server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for just about anything - you could install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that allow you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different Operating System too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a number of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

SSH access may be permitted with a click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the hosting you have selected offers this feature as standard. If not, you may add it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it at once. You will discover all the information that you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you have to use, as well as detailed Help articles in which we've listed all the commands which you can use within the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password could be changed from the same section anytime with several mouse clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files that you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to obtain SSH access to it with 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 will be able to add it effortlessly via the Upgrades menu. After you go to the SSH section, you shall discover the details that 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 anytime, if required. 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 thorough list of the commands which you can execute will give you a better idea of what tasks you may perform inside your account and each is accompanied by a couple of instances of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server plans that we offer come with SSH access as standard, not as a paid upgrade or a feature that you need to enable. The minute your new server is ready, you shall be able to connect and start working on your content through the login details which you have entered during the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e-mail as well. Because your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical web server, there aren't any limitations regarding what you can or can't do through SSH. You could download, set up and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux machine, reboot the whole server or just a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you'll need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.