SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and perform different tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many skilled users, because the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be employed for a variety of things based on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, 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 like 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 that enable you to employ the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different Operating System too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port though many service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

If the shared hosting package which you’ve picked throughout the signup procedure comes with SSH access by default, you shall be able to activate this function with only a mouse click within your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have selected a different package, the SSH access feature may be added through the Upgrades menu and it will become available right away. All the details that you need to connect will be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You may also set what password to use from the same location and you shall be able to modify it at any time. All the commands which are allowed are listed within the Help articles which we've prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax that you have to use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to receive SSH access to it with simply a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, supplied with all accounts. If your package doesn't support this function by default, you'll be able to include it with ease using the Upgrades menu. As soon as you go to the SSH section, you shall discover the info you need to connect to the server using a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter may be updated at any time, when required. These login credentials are also essential if you'd like to upload files via a secure connection and you want to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we offer you. A detailed list of the commands that you can execute shall offer you a better idea of what tasks you may perform inside your account and each one is accompanied by a few examples of the syntax.