SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a server and carry out different tasks through a command line. The protocol is preferred by many knowledgeable users, since the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a variety of things with regards to the type of 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 website hosting server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually anything - you could install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which allow you to employ the protocol if your computer system is working with a different OS as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a number of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is offered with all cloud plans we provide. With some of them, it is provided by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade you can include with several clicks from your website hosting CP. You may get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you can also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to choose the password which you'll use and, if needed, you'll be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same location. All the commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is enabled for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH irrespective of which plan you choose when you sign up. With some packages, the function is included by default, while with others, it can be included as an optional upgrade for as long as you need it. You shall discover the required login info inside the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You may choose the password that you'll use and if you would like, you may change it on a regular basis with a couple of mouse clicks for even higher security. You shall be able to see all the commands that you can use in advance, as we've listed them all together with examples of how they are used so as to perform a certain task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is enabled, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.