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 preferred by many experienced users, due to the fact that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't 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 website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for practically everything - you may install software or restart particular services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that permit you to use the protocol if your computer system is using a different OS too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

If the shared web hosting package deal which you’ve chosen throughout the signup procedure includes SSH access as standard, you will be able to activate this function with a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have picked a different plan, the SSH access feature may be included using the Upgrades menu and it will become available at once. All the details which you need connect shall be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same place and you shall be able to change it at any time. All commands which are permitted are listed inside the Help articles which we've prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax that you need to use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you are able to include it via the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. In any case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with one mouse click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you could input the password which you want to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you may also change it as much as you need. A complete list of the commands which can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a few examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.