SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a server and perform different tasks via a command line. The protocol is employed by many expert users, due to the fact that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for a variety of things with regards to the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the server permits it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for just about anything - you may install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that permit you to employ the protocol if your personal computer is using 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 although many service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

SSH access may be permitted with a click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the cloud website hosting plan that you've selected comes with this feature as standard. If not, you could add it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it right away. You will find all the details that you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, along with thorough Help articles where we've listed all of the commands that you can use in the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password could be modified from the very same section anytime with a few mouse clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect securely through an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all of the files that you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account using SSH no matter which plan you choose when you sign up. With some plans, the function is included as standard, while with others, it could be included as an optional upgrade for as long as you need it. You will discover the required login information within the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You may choose the password that you'll use and if you want to, you could change it regularly with several clicks for even higher security. You shall be able to see all the commands which you can use upfront, since we have listed them along with examples of how they are used so as to perform a certain task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is allowed, you will be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server offers provide SSH access by default, so you shall not have to add any upgrades or activate anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login info, you shall be able to connect via its primary IP address and the login credentials that you have chosen throughout the signup procedure. As the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions with regards to the commands which you may run. Your server will be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage virtually everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. Thus, you can work with your files, databases and any applications which you install in a fast and risk-free way.