SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a server and conduct different tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many experienced users, due to the fact that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be employed for a lot of things with regards to the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the web server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much everything - you can install software or restart specific services such as 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 employ the protocol if your laptop or computer is using a different Operating System too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a number of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

If the cloud hosting package that you’ve chosen through the signup process offers SSH access by default, you'll be able to activate this function with a click within your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have chosen a different package, the SSH access feature can be included through the Upgrades menu and it shall become available right away. The information you need to connect shall be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same place and you shall be able to change 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 should use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you can easily add it via the hosting CP if needed - even just for the current month. In either case, you can activate and de-activate the function with just one click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you will see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you may input the password you want to use, since it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as often as you want. The full list of the commands which can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of examples. 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 this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS

When you buy a new virtual private server from our company, it shall feature full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to manage everything through an SSH console. The function is included by default with all plans, so you shall not need to enable or upgrade anything. Your website hosting server will be set up soon after you order it and the instant you get the Welcome email with the login details, you can connect using the server’s primary IP address and begin working. Given that the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there'll be no restrictions in terms of the commands that you can use. You'll have full root access, so that you could install and run any application that can work on a Linux machine, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software operating on it.