SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a server and conduct different tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed by many expert users, for the reason that the information 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 variety of things based on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually everything - you can install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that permit you to use the protocol if your PC is working with 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 a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

If the hosting package which you’ve chosen during the signup procedure offers SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this function with a mouse click within your Hepsia CP. If you have selected a different package, the SSH access feature may be added using the Upgrades menu and it will become available immediately. The information that you need to connect will be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same location and you'll be able to change it whenever you want. All the commands which are allowed are listed in the Help articles which we've prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax that you should use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated server accounts provide you with the possibility to access and manage them through SSH. If the package that you've selected incorporates this function by default, you just need to activate the SSH access feature using the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel. If the feature is listed as an optional upgrade, you are able to quickly include it via the Add Services/Upgrades link in the Hepsia CP and it will be available within a minute. We have a number of help articles and video lessons about the use of SSH commands to handle your account and a full list of the commands which you can execute along with a number of examples to give you a better perception of what you can do. If SSH is enabled, you will also be able to create an SFTP connection to the account and to upload information safely via any FTP application which supports the function.