SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and execute various tasks using a command line. The protocol is popular with many expert users, as the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for lots of things based on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the website hosting server permits it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much everything - you can install software or restart certain services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is working with a different OS as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

If the cloud web hosting package deal that you’ve picked throughout the signup process offers SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this function with only a mouse click from your Hepsia CP. If you have selected a different plan, the SSH access function may be added via the Upgrades menu and it shall become available at once. All the details you need to connect shall be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You may also set what password to use from the same place and you shall be able to modify it at any time. All commands which are allowed are listed within the Help articles that we've prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax which you must use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our semi-dedicated server accounts offer the possibility to access and manage them via SSH. If the plan that you've selected includes this feature by default, you just have to enable the SSH access feature via the corresponding section of the Hepsia CP. If the function is listed as an optional upgrade, you can quickly include it via the Add Services/Upgrades link within the Hepsia CP and it shall be available within a minute. We have a variety of help articles and video tutorials concerning the use of SSH commands to handle your account and an entire list of the commands which you can carry out alongside numerous examples to give you a better perception of what you can do. If SSH is enabled, you will also be able to establish an SFTP connection to the account and to upload data safely through any FTP app that supports the feature.