SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a server and conduct various tasks through a command line. The protocol is used by many expert users, as the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be used for a lot of things based on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually anything - you may install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that permit you to employ the protocol if your computer is running a different Operating System as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a lot of service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Website Hosting
When you have a website hosting account with us and you'd like to manage your content remotely using SSH, you can get SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not offer this feature by default, you can add it with several clicks through the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the Control Panel, you shall see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You could also choose what password you would want to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared several Help articles in which you can easily find all the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, along with examples of how they're used. Additionally, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to receive SSH access to it with just a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, offered with all accounts. If your plan doesn't support this feature by default, you'll be able to add it effortlessly using the Upgrades menu. Once you go to the SSH section, you'll find the information that you need to connect to the server via a command line or a desktop app - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter could be updated anytime, if necessary. These login credentials are also required if you'd like to upload files via a secure connection and you would like to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we offer. A thorough list of the commands that you can perform shall give you a better idea of what tasks you could perform in your account and each is accompanied by a number of examples of the syntax.