SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and carry out various tasks through a command line. The protocol is popular with many skilled users, because the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be employed for a variety of things based on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the web server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for practically anything - you could install software or restart certain services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which enable you to use the protocol if your computer system is working with a different OS too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

If the shared hosting plan that you’ve chosen during the signup procedure includes SSH access by default, you will be able to activate this feature with a mouse click inside your Hepsia CP. In case you have selected a different plan, the SSH access function could be added via the Upgrades menu and it shall become available immediately. All the information which you need connect will be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You may also set what password to use from the same location and you will be able to change it whenever you want. All of the commands which are permitted are listed in the Help articles which we've prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax which you have to use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account using SSH irrespective of which plan you pick when you sign up. With some plans, the function is offered as standard, and with others, it may be included as and additional upgrade for as long as you need it. You can discover the needed login details in the Hepsia CP, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You are able to choose the password that you will use and if you'd like, you may change it on a regular basis with a couple of mouse clicks for even higher security. You'll be able to see all the commands that you can use beforehand, since we have listed them all along with examples of how they are used so as to execute a specific task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is activated, you'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS

All our virtual private server offers come with SSH access by default, so you shall not have to add any upgrades or activate anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login details, you shall be able to connect through its main IP address and the login credentials that you've selected through the signup process. As the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there are no restrictions regarding the commands which you may run. Your server will be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you shall be able to manage just about everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you can work with your files, databases and any apps that you install in a fast and secure way.