SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and perform different tasks using a command line. The protocol is employed by many expert 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 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 several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server permits it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually anything - you could install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is using a different OS as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Website Hosting
SSH access can be permitted with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux website hosting package that you have picked provides this feature by default. If not, you may include it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it right away. You will find all the information which you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you have to use, alongside in depth Help articles in which we have listed each of the commands you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the exact same section at any time with a couple of mouse clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely through an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, each of the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is included by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you can include it via the hosting CP if needed - even only for the current month. Either way, you could activate and de-activate the function with just one click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you can type in the password that you would like to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you can also change it as much as you require. A complete list of the commands that can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this type of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting
All our virtual private server offers feature SSH access by default, so you will not have to add any upgrades or enable anything - the instant the server is set up and you receive its login details, you will be able to connect using its main IP address and the login credentials that you have chosen through the signup process. As the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions regarding the commands which you may run. Your server will be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you shall be able to manage virtually everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. That way, you can work with your files, databases and any applications you install in a fast and risk-free way.