SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and execute different tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed by many skilled users, as the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be employed for a number 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 permits it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for pretty much everything - you could install software or restart certain services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which enable you to employ the protocol if your PC is running a different OS as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although many service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

If the shared hosting package deal which you’ve picked throughout the signup process provides SSH access as standard, you'll be able to activate this feature with just a mouse click in your Hepsia CP. If you've chosen a different plan, the SSH access function can be added using the Upgrades menu and it shall become available instantly. All the details that you need to connect shall be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same place and you will be able to modify it at any time. All of the commands that are allowed are listed within the Help articles that we have prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax which you should use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to obtain SSH access to it with only a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts. If your plan does not support this function by default, you shall be able to add it with ease using the Upgrades menu. Once you go to the SSH section, you will find the information which you need to connect to the server using a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter could be updated anytime, when required. These login credentials are also needed if you'd like to upload files using a secure connection and you would like to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we offer you. A detailed list of the commands you can perform shall give you a better idea of what tasks you can perform within your account and each is accompanied by a number of examples of the syntax.