SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and perform various tasks using a command line. The protocol is employed by many skilled users, as the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could 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 if the hosting server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for just about anything - you could install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which enable you to use the protocol if your computer system is running a different Operating System 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 lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is featured with all cloud hosting we provide. With some of them, it is provided by default, while with others it's an additional upgrade which you can include with a few mouse clicks from your hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the details which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could pick the password that you'll use and, if needed, you'll be able to change it with a few mouse clicks from the same location. All of the commands that can be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to obtain SSH access to it with only a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, supplied with all accounts. If your package 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 discover the details you need to connect to the server via a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter may be updated at any time, if required. These login credentials are also required if you want to upload files using a secure connection and you would like to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we provide. A comprehensive list of the commands which you can carry out will give you a better idea of what tasks you can perform within your account and each is accompanied by a couple of examples of the syntax.