SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and perform various tasks using a command line. The protocol is popular with many knowledgeable users, because the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be employed for a variety of things with regards to the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much anything - you may install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which allow you to employ the protocol if your personal computer is using a different Operating System too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

If the cloud web hosting package deal that you’ve selected through the signup process includes SSH access by default, you'll be able to activate this feature with a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. If you've selected a different plan, the SSH access feature can be included through the Upgrades menu and it'll become available instantly. All the info that you need to connect will be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You may also set what password to use from the same spot and you'll be able to modify it whenever you want. All the commands which are permitted are listed in the Help articles that we've prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax that you have to use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you could add it via the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even just for the current month. Either way, you could activate and de-activate the feature with only one mouse click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you may type in the password that you'd like to use, because it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as much as you require. The full list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this sort of connections.