SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and carry out various tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many knowledgeable users, as the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a lot of things with regards to the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the hosting server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much anything - you may install software or restart specific services such as 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 that enable you to employ the protocol if your personal computer is working with a different OS as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though lots of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

SSH access can be allowed with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the hosting plan you have picked includes this feature by default. If not, you can add it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it right away. You will find all the info that you need within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, as well as comprehensive Help articles where we have listed all of the commands which you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password can be modified from the same section anytime with a few clicks. Assuming 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 Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to obtain SSH access to it with simply a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all accounts. If your plan doesn't support this function by default, you shall be able to include it effortlessly via the Upgrades menu. Once you go to the SSH section, you shall 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 needed if you'd like to upload files via a secure connection and you want to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we offer. A thorough list of the commands that you can execute shall give you a better idea of what tasks you could perform in your account and each one is accompanied by a number of instances of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server plans include SSH access by default, so you shall not need to add any upgrades or activate anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login information, you will be able to connect using its main IP address and the login credentials that you have selected during the signup procedure. Due to the fact that the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions regarding the commands that you can run. Your server will be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage pretty much everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you are able to work with your files, databases and any applications you install in a fast and protected way.