SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and perform different tasks through a command line. The protocol is used by many skilled users, as the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a variety of things with regards to 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 if the hosting server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for pretty much anything - you can install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which allow you to employ the protocol if your personal computer is running a different Operating System as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access may be permitted with a click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the website hosting plan that you've selected comes with this feature by default. If not, you may include it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it right away. You'll find all the information and facts that you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, alongside detailed Help articles where we've listed each of the commands which you can use within the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password may be modified from the exact same section anytime with several mouse clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect securely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, each of the files that you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can include it via the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. In either case, you could activate and de-activate the function with one click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you may type in the password which you want to use, because it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you could also change it as much as you require. A full list of the commands that can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

You shall be able to use SSH to manage your content irrespective of which VPS plans you pick when you sign up, because all of our plans provide this function as standard. You'll not need to add or allow anything manually - the moment your server is prepared and you receive the Welcome e-mail with the login details, you could connect and begin working on your websites or any software that you would like to set up and run on the web server. You will have root-level access to the VPS and due to the fact that the account will be isolated from the other accounts within the physical server, you shall be able to do anything you'd like with no restrictions. You could set up any app that you need and which will work on a Linux-based hosting server, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and handle your files and databases fast and easy.