SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a server and perform different tasks through a command line. The protocol is preferred by many knowledgeable users, since the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be employed for a lot of things depending on the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the website hosting server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for practically anything - you could install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which enable you to employ the protocol if your computer system is using a different Operating System too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access is provided with all Linux shared hosting that we offer. With some of them, it's included by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can add with just a few clicks from your website hosting Control Panel. You can get SSH access from the section dedicated to it where you shall also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could choose the password which you will use and, if required, you will be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same location. All commands that can be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH irrespective of which package you choose when you sign up. With some plans, the function is included as standard, and with others, it could be included as an optional upgrade for as long as you need it. You'll find the required login info within the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could select the password which you'll use and if you want to, you could change it regularly with several mouse clicks for even better security. You shall be able to see all the commands that you can use beforehand, as we have listed them all alongside examples of how they are used in order to carry out a certain task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is allowed, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.