SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and execute different tasks using a command line. The protocol is popular with many skilled users, for the reason that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be used for a number of things depending on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the website hosting server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for practically anything - you can install software or restart particular services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your PC is using 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 service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access could be permitted with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared hosting package you have chosen offers this feature as standard. If not, you can include it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it instantly. You'll discover all the details which you need within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you must use, as well as detailed Help articles in which we've listed the commands that you can use within the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be changed from the same section anytime with a couple of mouse clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely through an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, each of the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to obtain SSH access to it with a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, supplied with all accounts. If your plan does not support this function by default, you will be able to include it easily through the Upgrades menu. Once you go to the SSH section, you will find the info which you need to connect to the server through a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter could be updated anytime, if necessary. These login credentials are also essential if you want to upload files via a secure connection and you wish to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we offer. An extensive list of the commands which you can execute will offer you a better idea of what tasks you may perform inside your account and each is accompanied by a couple of examples of the syntax.