SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and conduct various tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many experienced users, due to the fact that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be employed for lots of things with regards to the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the hosting server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for just about anything - you can install software or restart certain services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used primarily 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 made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although lots of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

In case you have a shared hosting account with our company and you would like to handle your content remotely via SSH, you can receive SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan does not provide this feature as standard, you can easily add it with a few mouse clicks through the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You can even pick what password you would want to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared several Help articles where you may find each of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they are used. Additionally, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you will be able to include it through the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. In any case, you can activate and de-activate the function with only one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can type in the password that you'd like to use, since 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 want. A complete list of the commands which can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

When you get a new VPS server from us, it'll feature full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to handle everything through an SSH console. The function is provided by default with all plans, so you won't have to enable or upgrade anything. Your web server shall be set up right after you get it and the moment you get the Welcome email with the login info, you can connect via the server’s primary IP address and begin working. As the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there will be no restrictions in terms of the commands that you can use. You'll have full root access, so you can set up and run any application that can work on a Linux server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software running on it.