SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and execute various tasks using a command line. The protocol is employed by many knowledgeable users, for the reason that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be employed for a lot of things depending on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the hosting server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for practically anything - you could install software or restart particular services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which allow you to employ the protocol if your PC is working with a different Operating System as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a number of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access may be permitted with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux web hosting package you have chosen includes this function by default. If not, you could add it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it immediately. You will find all the information and facts that you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, alongside comprehensive Help articles in which we've listed all the commands you can use within the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password could be changed from the same section at any time with a couple of clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely using an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to get SSH access to it with simply a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all accounts. If your package does not support this feature by default, you will be able to add it with ease via the Upgrades menu. After you go to the SSH section, you shall find the info which 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 can be updated anytime, if needed. These login credentials are also needed if you want to upload files using a secure connection and you want to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we offer. A complete list of the commands that you can perform shall provide you with a better idea of what tasks you may perform in your account and each one is accompanied by a number of instances of the syntax.