SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and execute various tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many knowledgeable users, because the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could 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 when the website hosting server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for practically anything - you may install software or restart certain services such as 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 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 web server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a lot of service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting account with our company and you would like to deal with your content remotely via SSH, you could receive SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan doesn't offer this feature by default, you could add it with several clicks through the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you shall see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You can also pick what password you would like to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared several Help articles where you may find each of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, plus examples of how they're used. Also, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account using SSH irrespective of which package you choose when you sign up. With some plans, the feature is offered as standard, while with others, it could be added as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You shall discover the necessary login info in the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could select the password you'll use and if you want to, you could change it on a regular basis with several mouse clicks for even higher security. You'll be able to see all the commands that you can use in advance, because we've listed them together with examples of how they are used so as to perform a specific task. Once SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is allowed, you will be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
All our VPS server offers come with SSH access by default, so you shall not have to include any upgrades or activate anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login information, you'll be able to connect through its primary IP address and the login credentials which you have picked throughout the signup process. As the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there are no restrictions regarding the commands that you could run. Your server shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage pretty much everything through a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you can work with your files, databases and any apps which you install in a fast and risk-free way.