SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a server and perform various tasks via a command line. The protocol is employed by many expert users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be used for a number of things with regards to 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 website hosting server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for practically anything - you can install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which enable you to use the protocol if your personal computer is working with 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 even though a number of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account with our company and you'd like to handle your content remotely via SSH, you can easily receive SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not offer this feature as standard, you could add it with several clicks through the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the CP, you shall see the host, the port number and the username that you need to use when you connect to the account. You could also pick what password you would want to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared a lot of Help articles where you may find all of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting plan, plus examples of how they are used. Furthermore, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you are able to include it via the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. In either case, you could activate and de-activate the feature with just one click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can enter the password which you want to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you can also change it as often as you require. The full list of the commands that can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

The virtual private server solutions that we offer come with SSH access as standard, not as a paid upgrade or a function that you must activate. The minute your new server is ready, you'll be able to connect and begin working on your content using the login details you have entered throughout the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via email too. As your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical web server, there aren't any limitations in regards to what you can or cannot do via SSH. You could download, install and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux machine, reboot the entire server or only a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases without restrictions. All you will need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.