SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and perform various tasks using a command line. The protocol is employed by many knowledgeable users, as 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 number of things with regards to the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the website hosting server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for just about everything - you may install software or restart certain services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that permit you to use the protocol if your computer system is running a different Operating System too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

SSH access may be allowed with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared web hosting plan that you've picked includes this feature by default. If not, you could include it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it right away. You'll find all the details which you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, alongside in depth Help articles in which we've listed each of the commands you can use within the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password may be modified from the same section anytime with a couple of mouse clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect securely via 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

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to obtain SSH access to it with only a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, offered with all accounts. If your package does not support this function by default, you'll be able to add it easily via the Upgrades menu. After you go to the SSH section, you'll find the details that 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 can be updated anytime, when required. These login credentials are also needed if you'd like to upload files through a secure connection and you would like to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service that we provide you with. An extensive list of the commands you can perform will offer you a better idea of what tasks you can perform inside your account and each one is accompanied by a number of examples of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

When you order a new VPS server from us, it shall come with full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to handle everything using an SSH console. The function is included as standard with all package deals, so you shall not have to activate or upgrade anything. Your server will be set up soon after you purchase it and the moment you receive the Welcome email with the login details, you may connect through the server’s primary IP address and start working. Because the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there'll be no restrictions in terms of the commands you can use. You will have full root access, so that you can set up and run any application that can work on a Linux server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the entire machine or any software running on it.