SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and carry out different tasks through a command line. The protocol is used by many knowledgeable users, because the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be employed for a number of things depending on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the hosting server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much anything - you could install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your computer system is running a different OS as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access can be allowed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared hosting which you have selected provides this function as standard. If not, you could include it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it straightaway. You will discover all the details which you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, as well as in depth Help articles in which we have listed each of the commands that you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password could be changed from the very same section at any time with a couple of clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely and securely through an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all of the files that you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is included as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can easily include it from the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. Either way, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with just one mouse click from 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 shall also find a box in which you can type in the password you want to use, because it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you can also change it as often as you want. A complete list of the commands which can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with 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 using any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.