SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and conduct different tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many experienced users, because the information 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 based on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the website hosting server permits it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for pretty much everything - you could install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that allow you to employ the protocol if your computer system 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 even though a lot of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

If the hosting package deal that you’ve chosen throughout the signup process offers SSH access by default, you will be able to activate this feature with only a mouse click in your Hepsia Control Panel. If you've picked a different plan, the SSH access feature could be included via the Upgrades menu and it will become available instantly. The information that you need to connect shall be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same place and you shall be able to modify it at any time. All of the commands which are allowed are listed within the Help articles that we've prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax which you need to use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our semi-dedicated server accounts provide the possibility to access and control them through SSH. If the package deal that you have picked comes with this function by default, you simply need to activate the SSH access function via the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel. If the function is listed as an additional upgrade, you can quickly include it via the Add Services/Upgrades link within the Hepsia Control Panel and it shall be available within a minute. We have a lot of help articles and educational videos regarding the use of SSH commands to manage your account and a full list of the commands you can carry out together with several examples to provide you with a better understanding of what you could do. If SSH is enabled, you will also be able to create an SFTP connection to the account and to upload data safely and securely through any FTP application which supports the feature.