SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and conduct various tasks through a command line. The protocol is used by many expert users, due to the fact that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be used for lots of things based on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for just about anything - you can install software or restart certain services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which enable 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 server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though lots of providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting account with our company and you'd like to manage your content remotely using SSH, you can receive SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not come with this feature as standard, you can easily add it with a few clicks from the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You may also pick what password you would like to use, considering that it does not have to be the same as the one for the account. We have prepared a lot of Help articles in which you can easily find each of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting plan, plus examples of how they are used. Furthermore, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you could add it from the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even only for the current month. Either way, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with only one click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you could type in the password that you would like to use, since it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as much as you require. A complete list of the commands which can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports such connections.