SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and conduct different tasks through a command line. The protocol is used by many experienced users, for the reason that the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be used for a lot of things with regards to the type of 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 web server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for virtually everything - you can install software or restart particular services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which allow you to employ the protocol if your PC is running a different OS too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port although many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

If the hosting plan that you’ve selected through the signup procedure offers SSH access by default, you will be able to activate this function with a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have picked a different package, the SSH access feature could be added via the Upgrades menu and it will become available straightaway. The information that you need to connect will be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You may also set what password to use from the same location and you'll be able to modify it anytime. All of the commands which are allowed are listed inside the Help articles that we've prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax which you need to use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to get SSH access to it with just a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, supplied with all accounts. If your plan does not support this feature by default, you will be able to include it with ease via the Upgrades menu. Once you go to the SSH section, you shall discover the information you need to connect to the server through a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter may be updated at any time, if necessary. These login credentials are also required if you'd like to upload files via a secure connection and you want to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we offer. A comprehensive list of the commands that you can execute shall give you a better idea of what tasks you could perform inside your account and each one is accompanied by several instances of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

All our VPS server packages come with SSH access as standard, so you shall not need to include any upgrades or enable anything - the moment the server is set up and you receive its login information, you shall be able to connect using its main IP address and the login credentials that you've chosen through the signup process. Because the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions in terms of the commands that you could run. Your server will be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you shall be able to manage pretty much everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. Thus, you can work with your files, databases and any apps that you install in a fast and protected way.