SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and perform different tasks via a command line. The protocol is employed by many skilled 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 lots of things based on the type of 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. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually anything - you can install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your personal computer is running a different OS as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

If the hosting package that you’ve selected throughout the signup procedure features SSH access by default, you will be able to activate this feature with just a click in your Hepsia CP. If you've selected a different plan, the SSH access feature can be included via the Upgrades menu and it shall become available instantly. All the info which you need connect shall be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same spot and you shall be able to change it anytime. All commands that are permitted are listed within the Help articles that we have prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax that you should use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can include it via the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. In any case, you can activate and de-activate the function with one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you can easily enter the password that you'd like to use, because it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as often as you need. A full list of the commands that can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a few instances. An extra feature after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS

You shall be able to use SSH to handle your content irrespective of which Linux VPS packages you select when you sign up, since all our packages provide this function by default. You won't have to include or enable anything manually - the instant your server is prepared and you receive the Welcome e-mail with the login details, you could connect and start working on your web sites or any software you want to set up and run on the server. You will have root-level access to the VPS and since the account will be isolated from all of the other accounts inside the physical server, you shall be able to do anything you'd like with no restrictions. You can install any app you need and that shall run on a Linux-based server, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and manage your files and databases easily and quickly.