SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and carry out various tasks using a command line. The protocol is preferred by many knowledgeable users, as the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for a lot of things depending on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much everything - you may install software or restart certain services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed typically with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which enable you to use the protocol if your personal computer is using a different OS as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a lot of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access is provided with all Linux web hosting that we offer you. With some of them, it is offered as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade that you can include with several clicks from your web hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you shall also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may select the password which you will use and, if required, you shall be able to modify it with several mouse clicks from the same location. All the commands that may be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account through SSH irrespective of which package you choose when you sign up. With some packages, the feature is included by default, and with others, it can be added as an optional upgrade for as long as you need it. You shall discover the necessary login details within the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could choose the password that you'll use and if you want, you may change it all the time with several clicks for even better security. You'll be able to see all the commands you can use beforehand, since we have listed them along with examples of how they are used to perform a specific task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is activated, you'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.