SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and perform different tasks using a command line. The protocol is employed by many experienced users, as the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be used for a number of things with regards to the type of web 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 in case the hosting server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually everything - you could install software or restart particular services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which allow you to employ the protocol if your computer is running a different Operating System too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port although many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

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

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH regardless of which package you pick when you sign up. With some packages, the function is provided as standard, while with others, it can be added as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You can discover the necessary login information in the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You may pick the password that you'll use and if you'd like, you can change it constantly with a couple of clicks for even higher security. You'll be able to see all the commands you can use upfront, because we've listed them all together with examples of how they are used to carry out a specific task. Once SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is activated, you'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server solutions that we offer feature SSH access as standard, not as an additional upgrade or a function that you have to enable. As soon as your new server is prepared, you'll be able to connect and start working on your content via the login details which you have entered throughout the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via email as well. As your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical web server, there are no limitations regarding what you can or can't do using SSH. You may download, set up and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux web server, reboot your entire server or only a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you'll require for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.