SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks via a command line. The protocol is employed by many skilled users, because the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be employed for a lot of things with regards to the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for practically everything - you may install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that enable you to employ the protocol if your computer is using a different OS as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port though lots of providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
SSH access may be allowed with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared package that you have selected offers this feature as standard. If not, you could add it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it straightaway. You will find all the info 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 comprehensive Help articles where we have listed the commands you can use in the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password may be modified from the very same section anytime with a couple of mouse clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect securely using an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files that 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 plans, while with others you may add it via the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even only for the current month. In either case, you could activate and de-activate the feature with one mouse click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you can input the password you want to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as much as you want. A full list of the commands that can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a number of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting
The virtual private server plans that we offer provide SSH access as standard, not as an additional upgrade or a feature that you must enable. As soon as your new server is ready, you will be able to connect and start working on your content via the login details that you have entered during the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via email as well. As your VPS will be isolated from the others on the physical web server, there are no limitations as to what you can or can't do via SSH. You are able to download, set up and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux machine, reboot the whole server or simply a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you will need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.