SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a server and perform different tasks through a command line. The protocol is popular with many experienced users, as the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be used for lots of things based on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the website hosting server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for just about anything - you could install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your computer is running a different OS as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

In case you have a shared hosting account with us and you'd like to deal with your content remotely through SSH, you can obtain SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal doesn't provide this feature by default, you could add it with a couple of mouse clicks via the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You can even choose what password you would like to use, given that it does not need to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared numerous Help articles where you may find all the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting package, along with examples of how they are used. Moreover, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client like FileZilla, for example.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you may include it through the hosting CP if required - even just for the current month. In either case, you can activate and de-activate the feature with only one mouse click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you will find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you can input the password which you want to use, because it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you could also change it as often as you require. A full list of the commands that can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a few examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

If you acquire a new virtual private server from us, it'll provide full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to handle everything via an SSH console. The function is included as standard with all plans, so you won't have to activate or upgrade anything. Your hosting server shall be set up soon after you order it and as soon as you receive the Welcome e mail with the login information, you could connect using the server’s primary IP address and start working. Given that the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts on the physical machine, there won't be any restrictions regarding the commands you can use. You'll have full root access, so you can set up and run any app that can work on a Linux machine, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software running on it.