SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a server and execute different tasks using a command line. The protocol is employed by many knowledgeable users, due to the fact that the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be used for a variety of things with regards to the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the web server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much everything - you can install software or restart particular services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your computer is running a different Operating System as well. The connection is made 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 Web Hosting
In case you have a web hosting account with our company and you'd like to deal with your content remotely through SSH, you can easily receive SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package doesn't offer this feature as standard, you could add it with several clicks from the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you shall see the host, the port number and the username that you need to use when you connect to the account. You can even pick what password you would want to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared a number of Help articles in which you can find all the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, along with examples of how they are used. Also, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you could add it via the hosting CP if needed - even just for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the function with only one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can enter the password which you want to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as frequently as you want. A complete list of the commands that can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
All our VPS server packages include SSH access by default, so you won't have to include any upgrades or enable anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login information, you will be able to connect using its main IP address and the login credentials that you've selected through the signup process. Because the VPS accounts come with full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions regarding the commands which you can run. Your server will be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage pretty much everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. Thus, you'll be able to work with your files, databases and any applications which you install in a fast and protected way.