SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a server and conduct various tasks using a command line. The protocol is preferred by many knowledgeable users, for the reason that the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be used for a lot 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 in case the server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually everything - you may install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which allow you to employ the protocol if your laptop or computer is working with a different Operating System as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though many service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access is offered with all website hosting plans we offer you. With some of them, it's provided by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade which you can include with just a few clicks in your hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you will also find the information that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to select the password which you shall use and, if necessary, you shall be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All the commands which could be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

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