SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and carry out various tasks using a command line. The protocol is employed by many knowledgeable users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be used for a lot of things based on 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 if the web server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually anything - you could install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which enable you to use the protocol if your PC is using a different OS too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access is available with all Linux shared hosting which we provide. With some of them, it's offered by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade you can include with several clicks in your website hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access through the section related to it in which you shall also find the info 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 necessary, you will be able to modify it with several clicks from the same place. All commands which can be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our semi-dedicated server accounts provide you with the possibility to access and manage them via SSH. If the package you have selected incorporates this function by default, you simply need to activate the SSH access function via the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel. If the function is listed as an additional upgrade, you can quickly add it via the Add Services/Upgrades link within the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be available within a minute. We have numerous help articles and video lessons about the use of SSH commands to handle your account and an entire list of the commands that you can execute alongside various examples to provide you with a better idea of what you can do. If SSH is active, you'll also be able to create an SFTP connection to the account and to upload files safely and securely through any FTP application which supports the feature.