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 employed by many skilled users, since the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for lots of things depending on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for pretty much anything - you may install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which permit you to employ the protocol if your laptop or computer is using a different Operating System as well. 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 providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access can be allowed with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared hosting that you've chosen offers this function as standard. If not, you can include it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it right away. You'll find all the info you need within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username which you need to use, alongside detailed Help articles in which we have listed all the commands that you can use within the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password may be changed from the very same section anytime with a few mouse clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect securely via an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files which you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account using SSH regardless of which package you pick when you sign up. With some plans, the feature is provided by default, and with others, it may be included as an optional upgrade for as long as you need it. You shall discover the necessary login details within the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You can pick the password that you'll use and if you want to, you can change it regularly with several clicks for even higher security. You'll be able to see all the commands you can use beforehand, because we've listed them all along with examples of how they are used in order to perform a certain task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is allowed, you'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

All our virtual private server solutions come with SSH access as standard, so you won't have to add any upgrades or activate anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login details, you will be able to connect through its primary IP address and the login credentials which you have picked throughout the signup procedure. As the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions regarding the commands which you could run. Your server will be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage just about everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. Thus, you'll be able to work with your files, databases and any apps which you install in a fast and protected way.