SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks through a command line. The protocol is preferred by many expert users, due to the fact that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for a lot of things depending on the type of web 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 server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for just about everything - you could install software or restart particular services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that allow you to employ the protocol if your PC is running a different Operating System as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port although many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

In case you have a shared hosting account with us and you would like to handle your content remotely through SSH, you can easily receive SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not include this feature as standard, you could add it with a few clicks through the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the Control Panel, you'll see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You may also choose what password you would want to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared several Help articles where you could find all of the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, plus examples of how they're used. Additionally, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client like FileZilla, for example.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you may include it from the hosting Control Panel if needed - even just for the current month. Either way, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with a single mouse click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you may input the password which you want to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you could also change it as frequently as you want. The full list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and several examples. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

The virtual private server plans that we offer come with SSH access by default, not as an optional upgrade or a function that you must activate. Once your new server is ready, you'll be able to connect and begin working on your content using the login details that you have entered through the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e mail too. As your VPS will be isolated from the other ones on the physical web server, there are no limitations as to what you can or cannot do through SSH. You could download, install and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux server, reboot your entire server or just a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you'll require for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.