SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and execute various tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many knowledgeable users, for the reason that the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be used for a number of things based on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the web server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for practically anything - you can install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used typically with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which allow you to employ the protocol if your computer is using a different OS 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 even though many service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

When you have a shared website hosting account with our company and you'd like to handle your content remotely through SSH, you could receive SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package doesn't offer this feature by default, you may add it with a couple of clicks through the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You could also choose what password you would like to use, considering that it does not have to be the same as the one for the account. We have prepared many Help articles where you may find all the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting package, plus examples of how they're used. Moreover, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client like FileZilla, for example.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account through SSH irrespective of which plan you choose when you sign up. With some packages, the feature is offered by default, and with others, it could be included as and additional upgrade for as long as you need it. You will discover the required login details in the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You will be able to pick the password you'll use and if you'd like, you can change it on a regular basis with a couple of clicks for even higher security. You will be able to see all the commands which you can use in advance, since we have listed all of them alongside examples of how they are used so as to carry out a specific task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is activated, you will be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.