SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and execute various tasks using a command line. The protocol is popular with many experienced users, for the reason that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can 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 one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the web server permits it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for pretty much everything - you may install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which enable you to employ the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different OS too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

If the web hosting package which you’ve chosen throughout the signup procedure offers SSH access as standard, you'll be able to activate this feature with simply a click within your Hepsia CP. If you've chosen a different package, the SSH access function could be included using the Upgrades menu and it will become available immediately. All the information you need to connect shall be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same location and you shall be able to modify it anytime. All of the commands which are permitted are listed inside the Help articles which we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax which you should use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can include it through the hosting CP if needed - even just for the current month. In any case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with only one mouse click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you may enter the password that you would like to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you may also change it as often as you want. A full list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a number of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

If you order a new virtual private server from us, it will come with full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to control everything using an SSH console. The function is provided as standard with all packages, so you won't need to enable or upgrade anything. Your website hosting server will be set up soon after you purchase it and the moment you get the Welcome e-mail with the login info, you can connect using the server’s main IP address and start working. Because the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there won't be any restrictions regarding the commands that you can use. You will have full root access, so that you may set up and run any application that can work on a Linux server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software running on it.