SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and conduct various tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many skilled users, since the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be employed for a variety of things with regards to the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of several 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 may be used for just about everything - you can install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your PC is running a different OS as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port though many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

In case you have a shared website hosting account with our company and you want to deal with your content remotely using SSH, you could get SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal doesn't come with this feature as standard, you can add it with several mouse clicks via the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the CP, you'll see the host, the port number and the username that you need to use when you connect to the account. You could also choose what password you would like to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared many Help articles in which you could find each of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, plus examples of how they're used. In addition, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client like FileZilla, for example.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH irrespective of which package you pick when you sign up. With some packages, the feature is offered by default, and with others, it can be added as an optional upgrade for as long as you need it. You shall find the needed login information inside the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could pick the password that you'll use and if you want, you could change it regularly with a few mouse clicks for even higher security. You shall be able to see all the commands that you can use upfront, since we've listed them alongside examples of how they are used in order to execute a certain task. As soon as SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is enabled, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS

When you get a new virtual private server from our company, it shall feature full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to control everything via an SSH console. The function is provided by default with all packages, so you will not have to activate or upgrade anything. Your web server will be set up shortly after you purchase it and the minute you get the Welcome e-mail with the login info, you could connect using the server’s main IP address and begin working. As the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there'll be no restrictions regarding the commands you can use. You will have full root access, so that you could set up and run any application which can work on a Linux hosting server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software running on it.