SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and execute various tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed by many skilled users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be used for a variety of things based on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the web server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually anything - you could install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different OS too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though lots of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

SSH access could be enabled with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux cloud web hosting package which you have selected comes with this feature by default. If not, you may include it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it straightaway. You'll discover all the information that you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, alongside comprehensive Help articles in which we have listed each of the commands that you can use in the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password could be changed from the same section anytime with a few clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely through an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all of the files which you upload will go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to obtain SSH access to it with a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, supplied with all accounts. If your plan does not support this feature by default, you'll be able to add it easily through the Upgrades menu. When you go to the SSH section, you shall discover the details that you need to connect to the server using a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter could be updated at any time, if required. These login credentials are also required if you'd like to upload files through a secure connection and you want to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we offer you. An extensive list of the commands which you can carry out shall provide you with a better idea of what tasks you can perform inside your account and each is accompanied by several instances of the syntax.