SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and execute various tasks through a command line. The protocol is preferred by many experienced users, for the reason that the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be used for a variety of things depending on the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the hosting server permits it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much anything - you could install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is using a different OS as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

SSH access is offered with all Linux shared web hosting services that we offer. With some of them, it is included as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade you can add with a few mouse clicks from your hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you can also find the info which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can pick the password which you will use and, if needed, you shall be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All commands that can be used with our shared packages are listed in a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you shall also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to obtain SSH access to it with simply a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts. If your plan does not support this feature by default, you will be able to add it effortlessly through the Upgrades menu. When you go to the SSH section, you'll find the details that you need to connect to the server through a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter can be updated at any time, if necessary. These login credentials are also required if you'd like to upload files through a secure connection and you wish to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service that we offer. A complete list of the commands which 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 examples of the syntax.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

The virtual private server solutions which we offer include SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a feature that you need to enable. Once your new server is prepared, you shall be able to connect and start working on your content using the login details that you have entered through the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via e-mail as well. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical web server, there are no limitations regarding what you can or can't do through SSH. You may download, set up and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux hosting server, reboot your entire server or only a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you'll need for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.