SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and execute various tasks via a command line. The protocol is popular with many knowledgeable users, since the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be employed for a variety of things with regards to the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much anything - you could install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your computer system is working with a different Operating System too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port though lots of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access can be permitted with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux cloud hosting which you have selected comes with this feature as standard. If not, you could add it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it immediately. You'll find all the info that you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you must use, along with comprehensive Help articles where we have listed the commands which you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password may be changed from the exact same section at any time with a few clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect securely through an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files which you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you are able to add it through the hosting CP if required - even only for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with one mouse click through 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'll also find a box in which you can easily input the password you want to use, because it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you could also change it as much as you require. A full list of the commands that can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a number of examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

If you buy a new virtual private server from our company, it shall offer full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to handle everything through an SSH console. The function comes by default with all plans, so you shall not need to enable or upgrade anything. Your website hosting server will be set up immediately after you buy it and the moment you receive the Welcome email with the login information, you could connect using the server’s main IP address and begin working. Because the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there will be no restrictions regarding the commands you can use. You shall have full root access, so that you can set up and run any app that can work on a Linux web server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the entire machine or any software running on it.