SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and carry out various tasks through a command line. The protocol is used by many knowledgeable 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 used for a lot of things with regards to the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the web server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much everything - you can install software or restart particular services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your computer system is running a different OS 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 lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

In case you have a shared hosting account with us and you'd like to deal with your content remotely using SSH, you can easily receive SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not offer this feature by default, you may add it with a few mouse clicks from the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you shall see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You can even select what password you would like to use, considering that it does not have to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared a number of Help articles where you can easily find all the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they are used. Furthermore, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account using SSH irrespective of which package you choose when you sign up. With some packages, the function is included by default, while with others, it can be added as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You can discover the necessary login information in the Hepsia CP, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could pick the password which you'll use and if you'd like, you may change it constantly with a couple of clicks for even better security. You'll be able to see all the commands which you can use beforehand, because we've listed them together with examples of how they are used to execute a particular task. Once 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 Hosting

When you obtain a new virtual private server from us, it shall offer full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to control everything via an SSH console. The function comes as standard with all package deals, so you shall not need to enable or upgrade anything. Your website hosting server will be set up shortly after you purchase it and as soon as you receive the Welcome e-mail with the login details, you may connect through the server’s primary IP address and begin working. Since the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there will be no restrictions with regards to the commands which you can use. You shall have full root access, so that you can set up and run any app that can work on a Linux hosting server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software operating on it.