SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and perform different tasks through a command line. The protocol is popular with many expert users, because the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be employed for lots of things with regards to the type of website 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 when the website hosting server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for virtually everything - you can install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed typically with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that allow you to use the protocol if your PC is working with a different Operating System as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

SSH access is featured with all Linux shared web hosting packages we offer. With some of them, it is included by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade that you can add with just a few mouse clicks in your hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you shall also find the info which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could select the password which you'll use and, if necessary, you will be able to modify it with a few mouse clicks from the same spot. All of the commands that can be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you shall also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to obtain SSH access to it with just a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all accounts. If your package doesn't support this function by default, you shall be able to add it with ease via the Upgrades menu. When you go to the SSH section, you shall find the information that you need to connect to the server using a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter could be updated at any time, if needed. These login credentials are also essential if you would like to upload files using a secure connection and you want to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we provide. A thorough list of the commands that you can carry out will provide you with a better idea of what tasks you may perform inside your account and each one is accompanied by several examples of the syntax.