SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and perform various tasks through a command line. The protocol is used by many expert users, due to the fact that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't 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 hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the website hosting server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much anything - you could install software or restart particular services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that allow you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different OS as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port though many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

SSH access can be allowed with a click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared website hosting plan that you have chosen comes with this function by default. If not, you can add it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it immediately. You will discover all the details which you need in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, as well as thorough Help articles where we've listed all the commands which you can use in the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password can be modified from the same section anytime with a few mouse clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely and securely using an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, each of the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to get SSH access to it with simply a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all accounts. If your plan doesn't support this feature by default, you will be able to include it effortlessly using the Upgrades menu. Once you go to the SSH section, you shall discover the details you need to connect to the server via a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter may be updated anytime, if necessary. 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 complete list of the commands which you can perform will offer you a better idea of what tasks you can perform in your account and each is accompanied by several examples of the syntax.