SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and perform different tasks using a command line. The protocol is popular with many experienced users, because the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be used for a lot of things with regards to the type of web 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 website hosting server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for practically anything - you may install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed typically with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that permit you to use the protocol if your personal computer is using a different Operating System 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 though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

If the shared web hosting package deal which you’ve selected through the signup process provides SSH access by default, you will be able to activate this function with only a click inside your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have picked a different plan, the SSH access function could be added using the Upgrades menu and it will become available right away. All the information which you need connect will be conveniently listed inside 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 will be able to change it anytime. All the commands that are allowed are listed in the Help articles which we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax which you should use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is included by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you could add it via the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. In any case, you can activate and de-activate the function with a single click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you could type in the password that you'd like to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you could also change it as often as you require. A full list of the commands which can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a few examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports such connections.