SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a server and perform different tasks through a command line. The protocol is popular with many expert users, as the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for lots of things based on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the hosting server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much everything - you could install software or restart certain services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used typically with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is working with a different OS as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a number of providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Website Hosting
SSH access could be permitted with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux website hosting that you have picked provides this feature as standard. If not, you could include it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it at once. You will discover all the information you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you must use, as well as detailed Help articles in which we've listed the commands which you can use in the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be changed from the very same section at any time with a couple of clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect securely via an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files that you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated server accounts provide the possibility to access and handle them using SSH. If the plan which you have selected incorporates this function by default, you simply need to activate the SSH access feature through the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel. If the function is listed as an optional upgrade, you are able to quickly include it via the Add Services/Upgrades link in the Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be available within a minute. We have numerous help articles and video tutorials regarding the use of SSH commands to handle your account and a whole list of the commands you can carry out alongside several examples to give you a better understanding of what you could do. If SSH is active, you shall also be able to create an SFTP connection to the account and to upload files safely through any FTP app that supports the function.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
All our VPS server offers provide SSH access by default, so you will not have to include any upgrades or enable anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login info, you'll be able to connect through its main IP address and the login credentials which you've chosen during the signup procedure. As the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there are no restrictions in terms of the commands that you can run. Your server will be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage pretty much everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. Thus, you can work with your files, databases and any applications that you install in a fast and risk-free way.