SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and perform various tasks using a command line. The protocol is popular with 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 may be used for a lot of things with regards to the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server permits it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for virtually everything - you could install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your computer is using a different Operating System as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a number of providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting account with our company and you'd like to deal with your content remotely using SSH, you could obtain SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan doesn't include this feature as standard, you can add it with a few clicks from the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the CP, you'll see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You may also select what password you would like to use, considering that it does not need to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared many Help articles in which you can easily find all of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting plan, plus examples of how they are used. Moreover, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you could include it from the hosting Control Panel if needed - even only for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with only one mouse click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you could type the password that you would like to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you may also change it as much as you want. A full list of the commands that can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several instances. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports such connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting
You'll be able to use SSH to handle your content regardless which Linux VPS hosting packages you select when you sign up, because all of our plans provide this feature by default. You'll not have to include or activate anything by hand - immediately after your hosting server is prepared and you receive the Welcome e-mail with the login credentials, you may connect and begin working on your sites or any software that you would like to install and run on the hosting server. You'll have root-level access to the VPS and since the account shall be isolated from all of the other accounts within the physical hosting server, you will be able to do anything you would like without any restrictions. You'll be able to install any application that you need and that will work on a Linux-based hosting server, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and handle your files and databases efficiently.