SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and conduct various tasks using a command line. The protocol is popular with many experienced users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be employed for lots of things depending on the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the hosting server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually anything - you may install software or restart specific services including 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 enable you to use the protocol if your computer is using a different Operating System too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although lots of providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting account with our company and you want to manage your content remotely via SSH, you could obtain SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan does not come with this feature as standard, you can easily add it with a couple of mouse clicks through the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the Control Panel, you shall see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You could also choose what password you would want to use, given that it does not have to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared a lot of Help articles where you could find each of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting package, as well as examples of how they are used. Also, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client like FileZilla, for example.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to receive SSH access to it with a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all accounts. If your plan doesn't support this feature by default, you'll be able to include it without difficulty via the Upgrades menu. After you go to the SSH section, you shall find the details which you need to connect to the server through a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter may be updated at any time, if needed. These login credentials are also required if you'd like to upload files through a secure connection and you want to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service we provide you with. A detailed list of the commands you can execute will provide you with a better idea of what tasks you may perform within your account and each is accompanied by a couple of instances of the syntax.