SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks using a command line. The protocol is popular with many experienced users, as the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be used for a variety of things based on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually anything - you may install software or restart particular services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that allow you to use the protocol if your personal computer is using 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 providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with us and you want to manage your content remotely via SSH, you can easily get SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not provide this feature by default, you can easily add it with several clicks through the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the Control Panel, you shall see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You can also select what password you want to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared many Help articles where you can easily find all of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they are used. Also, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account using SSH no matter which plan you select when you sign up. With some packages, the function is included as standard, while with others, it could be included as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You'll discover the required login details within the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You can select the password that you will use and if you want to, you can change it constantly with a couple of clicks for even higher security. You will be able to see all the commands that you may use upfront, because we've listed all of them along with examples of how they are used to execute a particular task. As soon as SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is allowed, you'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server packages provide SSH access by default, so you will not have to include any upgrades or enable anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login information, you shall be able to connect through its main IP address and the login credentials that you've selected throughout the signup process. As the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there are no restrictions in terms of the commands which you could run. Your server will be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage more or less everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. This way, you'll be able to work with your files, databases and any apps you install in a fast and secure way.