SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many expert users, for the reason that the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be employed for a lot of things with regards to the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the website hosting server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually anything - you can install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which enable you to employ the protocol if your computer is working with a different Operating System too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

In case you have a web hosting account with us and you'd like to manage your content remotely through SSH, you can easily obtain SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not provide this feature as standard, you can easily add it with several clicks from the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You could also choose what password you want to use, given that it doesn't have to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared many Help articles where you can easily find all of the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, as well as examples of how they're used. Moreover, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH no matter which package you pick when you sign up. With some plans, the function is included by default, and with others, it could be added as and additional upgrade for as long as you need it. You will find the required login details inside the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could choose the password that you'll use and if you would like, you may change it regularly with a couple of mouse clicks for even better security. You will be able to see all the commands you can use upfront, since we have listed them all together with examples of how they are used to accomplish a particular task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is enabled, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.