SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and conduct different tasks using a command line. The protocol is popular with many skilled users, for the reason that the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be employed for lots of things based on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the web server permits it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually everything - you can install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that allow you to use the protocol if your PC is working with a different OS too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

When you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you'd like to deal with your content remotely through SSH, you can easily receive SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package doesn't offer this feature as standard, you could add it with a few mouse clicks via the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the CP, 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 want to use, since it does not need to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared many Help articles where you may find all the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting package, plus examples of how they're used. Furthermore, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you could include it through the hosting CP if needed - even only for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with just one mouse click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you can easily type 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 security, you could also change it as frequently as you need. The full list of the commands that can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.