SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and perform various tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many expert users, for the reason that the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be used for a number of things with regards to the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much anything - you could install software or restart particular services such as 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 that enable you to employ the protocol if your computer system is working with a different OS as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account with us and you want to handle your content remotely using SSH, you may get SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan does not offer this feature by default, you can add it with several clicks through the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you'll see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You could also pick what password you want to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared several Help articles where you can find each of the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, as well as examples of how they're used. Also, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection 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 get SSH access to it with a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all accounts. If your plan does not support this function by default, you'll be able to add it with ease using the Upgrades menu. Once you go to the SSH section, you'll find the info you need to connect to the server via a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter may be updated anytime, when required. These login credentials are also required if you'd like to upload files through a secure connection and you wish to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service we offer. A complete list of the commands you can carry out will give you a better idea of what tasks you can perform inside your account and each one is accompanied by a couple of examples of the syntax.