SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and carry out various tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many knowledgeable users, due to the fact that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for a lot 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 server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for practically everything - you may install software or restart particular services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your computer is working with 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 though a lot of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

If the hosting package that you’ve chosen during the signup procedure comes with SSH access by default, you'll be able to activate this function with just a mouse click within your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have picked a different package, the SSH access function can be added using the Upgrades menu and it will become available immediately. All the information that you need to connect shall be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same location and you'll be able to modify it at any time. All the commands which are permitted are listed within the Help articles that we have prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax that you have to use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to obtain SSH access to it with simply a 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 will be able to include it without difficulty via the Upgrades menu. As soon as you go to the SSH section, you shall find the info 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 can be updated anytime, if required. These login credentials are also essential 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 we provide you with. A complete list of the commands you can execute shall provide you with a better idea of what tasks you can perform within your account and each is accompanied by a number of instances of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

When you get a new VPS server from us, it shall offer full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to control everything using an SSH console. The function is provided by default with all plans, so you won't need to allow or upgrade anything. Your website hosting server shall be set up shortly after you get it and the minute you receive the Welcome e-mail with the login details, you could connect via the server’s primary IP address and start working. As the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there will be no restrictions with regards to the commands you can use. You shall have full root access, so that you could set up and run any app that can work on a Linux hosting server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the entire machine or any software running on it.