SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and conduct different tasks via a command line. The protocol is popular with many expert users, because the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be employed for lots of things based on the type of website 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 hosting server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually everything - you can install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which enable you to employ the protocol if your computer is working with a different OS too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a number of providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting
SSH access can be permitted with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared web hosting package which you have chosen provides this function as standard. If not, you can include it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it immediately. You'll find all the details you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you have to use, as well as thorough Help articles in which we have listed all the commands you can use within the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password could be modified from the very same section at any time with a couple of clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely through an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files which you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you will be able to include it via the hosting CP if necessary - even just for the current month. In either case, you can activate and de-activate the feature with just one mouse click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you could enter the password you want to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you may also change it as much as you need. A complete list of the commands that can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a few instances. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this sort of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting
All our virtual private server plans feature SSH access as standard, so you won't need to add any upgrades or activate anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login details, you shall be able to connect via its primary IP address and the login credentials that you've picked during the signup process. As the VPS accounts come with full root-level access, there are no restrictions in terms of the commands which you may run. Your server shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage more or less everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. Thus, you are able to work with your files, databases and any apps that you install in a fast and protected way.