SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and perform various tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many experienced users, for the reason that the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be used for a lot of things depending on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the web server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for virtually anything - you can install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used typically with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your computer system is working with a different OS too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port though lots of providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Web Hosting
In case you have a web hosting account with our company and you want to manage your content remotely using SSH, you can easily obtain SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package doesn't provide this feature by default, you can easily add it with a few mouse clicks from the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you will see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You could also pick what password you want to use, given that it doesn't need to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared numerous Help articles in which you can easily find all the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, plus examples of how they are used. Furthermore, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account through SSH irrespective of which package you pick when you sign up. With some packages, the function is provided as standard, and with others, it could be included as and additional upgrade for as long as you need it. You shall find the needed login info inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You are able to choose the password which you'll use and if you'd like, you may change it on a regular basis with a couple of mouse clicks for even higher security. You'll be able to see all the commands you can use in advance, since we've listed them alongside examples of how they are used to accomplish a particular task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is allowed, you will be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
You'll be able to use SSH to control your content regardless which VPS servers you choose when you sign up, because all of our plans provide this function as standard. You'll not have to include or enable anything manually - immediately after your web server is prepared and you get the Welcome email with the login info, you can connect and begin working on your Internet sites or any software that you would like to set up and run on the machine. You shall have root-level access to the VPS and because the account will be separated from all the other accounts within the physical server, you'll be able to do anything you need with no restrictions. You could install any app that you need and which shall run on a Linux-based machine, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and manage your files and databases easily and quickly.