SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and execute various tasks through a command line. The protocol is preferred by many expert users, as the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be used for a lot of things depending on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for virtually 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 Operating Systems, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is using a different OS too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port although many service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

If the cloud hosting package that you’ve selected throughout the signup process includes SSH access by default, you will be able to activate this feature with simply a click from your Hepsia CP. If you've picked a different plan, the SSH access function can be added via the Upgrades menu and it shall become available instantly. The information you need to connect will be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same location and you will be able to change it anytime. All commands which are permitted are listed inside the Help articles which we've prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax which you have to use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you can easily include it via the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. In either case, you can activate and de-activate the function with only one mouse click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you can easily enter the password that you'd like to use, as 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 much as you want. A complete list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a few instances. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS

The virtual private server offers we offer come with SSH access by default, not as an optional upgrade or a feature that you need to enable. The moment your new server is ready, you shall be able to connect and start working on your content via the login details that you have entered through the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via e mail too. As your VPS will be isolated from the other ones on the physical web server, there are no limitations as to what you can or cannot do via SSH. You'll be able to download, install and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux machine, reboot your entire server or simply a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases without restrictions. All you will need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.