SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and execute various tasks via a command line. The protocol is popular with many skilled users, since the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for lots of things with regards to the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for practically everything - you may install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that allow you to use the protocol if your computer is running a different OS too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a number of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

If the web hosting package that you’ve picked through the signup procedure features SSH access as standard, you'll be able to activate this feature with a click within your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have picked a different package, the SSH access function could be included through the Upgrades menu and it will become available straightaway. All the info that you need to connect shall be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same location and you shall be able to modify it at any time. All commands that are allowed are listed inside the Help articles that we have prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax that you need to use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to get SSH access to it with a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all accounts. If your plan does not support this function by default, you shall be able to include it without difficulty via the Upgrades menu. After you go to the SSH section, you'll find the details you need to connect to the server through a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter could be updated at any time, if needed. These login credentials are also essential if you want to upload files through a secure connection and you wish to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we offer you. A detailed list of the commands you can carry out shall give you a better idea of what tasks you could perform within your account and each one is accompanied by a couple of instances of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server offers that we offer feature SSH access as standard, not as an optional upgrade or a function which you need to enable. The moment your new server is prepared, you will be able to connect and begin working on your content through the login details you have entered throughout the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e-mail as well. Because your VPS will be isolated from the others on the physical hosting server, there aren't any limitations regarding what you can or can't do via SSH. You may download, install and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux server, reboot the whole server or just a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases with no restrictions. All you will require for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.