SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and conduct various tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many knowledgeable users, due to the fact that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be employed for a number of things depending on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually anything - you can install software or restart particular services such as 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 permit you to use the protocol if your 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 although lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

If the hosting package deal that you’ve chosen through the signup procedure comes with SSH access by default, you will be able to activate this feature with a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have picked a different plan, the SSH access function may be included using the Upgrades menu and it will become available straightaway. All the details which you need connect will be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same spot and you'll be able to change it at any time. All commands which are permitted are listed in the Help articles which 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 shall be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated server accounts provide the possibility to access and handle them through SSH. If the package that you've selected incorporates this feature by default, you just have to enable the SSH access function via the corresponding section of the Hepsia CP. If the function is listed as an additional upgrade, you are able to quickly include it via the Add Services/Upgrades link within the Hepsia CP and it'll be available within a minute. We have a number of help articles and instructional videos about the use of SSH commands to handle your account and an entire list of the commands which you can carry out together with a number of examples to give you a better understanding of what you could do. If SSH is active, you shall also be able to set up an SFTP connection to the account and to upload information securely via any FTP app which supports the function.