SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a server and perform various tasks through a command line. The protocol is popular with many skilled users, due to the fact that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be used for a number of things depending on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for pretty much anything - you may install software or restart certain services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that allow you to employ the protocol if your personal computer is using 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 though many providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting account with our company and you would like to handle your content remotely via SSH, you can easily receive SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not include this feature by default, you can easily add it with a few clicks through the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you will see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You can even choose what password you want to use, given that it does not need to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared several Help articles where you may find all the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they are used. Moreover, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our semi-dedicated server accounts provide you with the possibility to access and handle them using SSH. If the package you have picked incorporates this function by default, you simply need to enable the SSH access feature via the corresponding section of the Hepsia CP. If the function is listed as an additional upgrade, you can quickly add it through the Add Services/Upgrades link within the Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be available within a minute. We have various help articles and video lessons concerning the use of SSH commands to manage your account and a whole list of the commands that you can carry out together with several examples to provide you with a better perception of what you could do. If SSH is enabled, you'll also be able to set up an SFTP connection to the account and to upload files safely through any FTP application that supports the feature.