SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and execute different tasks using a command line. The protocol is preferred by many expert users, because the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be used for a number of things with regards to the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the website hosting server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for practically anything - you could install software or restart certain services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different OS as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port although many service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

SSH access is offered with all Linux cloud web hosting packages we offer. With some of them, it is offered by default, while with others it's an additional upgrade which you can add with a couple of clicks in your website hosting CP. You could get SSH access from the section related to it where you will also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to select the password that you shall use and, if required, you shall be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All of the commands that can be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to receive SSH access to it with simply a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts. If your package does not support this feature by default, you shall be able to add it easily using the Upgrades menu. After you go to the SSH section, you'll find the info that 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 can be updated anytime, if needed. These login credentials are also needed if you would like to upload files through a secure connection and you wish to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we provide you with. A detailed list of the commands you can execute shall provide you with a better idea of what tasks you could perform inside your account and each is accompanied by several instances of the syntax.