SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and perform various tasks via a command line. The protocol is employed by many knowledgeable users, because the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be used for lots of things with regards to the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for pretty much everything - you can install software or restart certain services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used typically with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your personal computer is using a different Operating System too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

If the cloud hosting package that you’ve picked throughout the signup procedure offers SSH access by default, you shall be able to activate this function with simply a click in your Hepsia CP. In case you have selected a different plan, the SSH access function may be included through the Upgrades menu and it shall become available immediately. All the details that you need to connect will be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same place and you shall be able to change it anytime. All the commands which are allowed are listed inside the Help articles that we have prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax which you need to use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH regardless of which plan you pick when you sign up. With some plans, the function is provided as standard, and with others, it can be included as and additional upgrade for as long as you need it. You'll find the required login info inside the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You may pick the password that you'll use and if you want, you may change it regularly with a few mouse clicks for even better security. You'll be able to see all the commands that you may use beforehand, as we've listed them all alongside examples of how they are used in order to carry out a specific task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is enabled, you will be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server packages include SSH access by default, so you will not need to include any upgrades or activate anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login details, you'll be able to connect via its main IP address and the login credentials that you have picked through the signup process. Because the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions in terms of the commands which you could run. Your server shall be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you shall be able to manage virtually everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you are able to work with your files, databases and any apps you install in a fast and protected way.