SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and carry out various tasks through a command line. The protocol is preferred by many skilled users, since the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be employed for a lot of things depending on the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the website hosting server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually anything - you can install software or restart certain services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which enable you to employ the protocol if your computer is working with a different Operating System as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access is provided with all website hosting that we provide. With some of them, it is provided as standard, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can include with a few mouse clicks in your website hosting Control Panel. You can get SSH access from the section related to it in which you will also find the info which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to pick the password that you shall use and, if necessary, you shall be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same spot. All of the commands that can be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is enabled for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated server accounts provide the possibility to access and control them using SSH. If the package that you have picked includes this function by default, you simply have to activate the SSH access function through the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel. If the feature is listed as an additional upgrade, you could quickly add it through the Add Services/Upgrades link within the Hepsia Control Panel and it shall be available within a minute. We have various help articles and educational videos about the use of SSH commands to manage your account and a whole list of the commands that you can execute together with a number of examples to give you a better idea of what you could do. If SSH is enabled, you will also be able to establish an SFTP connection to the account and to upload files safely via any FTP application which supports the feature.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

When you purchase a new VPS server from our company, it will come with full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to manage everything using an SSH console. The function comes by default with all package deals, so you shall not need to activate or upgrade anything. Your website hosting server will be set up right after you get it and as soon as you get the Welcome e-mail with the login info, you may connect through the server’s primary IP address and begin working. As the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there won't be any restrictions regarding the commands you can use. You'll have full root access, so you can set up and run any application which can work on a Linux web server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software operating on it.