SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a server and execute various tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many skilled users, because the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be employed for a lot of things with regards to the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much everything - you could install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your personal computer is running 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 although lots of providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Hosting
If the hosting package deal that you’ve chosen through the signup process offers SSH access as standard, you will be able to activate this function with a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. If you've selected a different package, the SSH access function may be included via the Upgrades menu and it shall become available immediately. All the info which you need connect will be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You may also set what password to use from the same place and you shall be able to change it whenever you want. All of the commands which are permitted are listed in the Help articles which we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax that you must use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you will be able to add it via the hosting CP if needed - even only for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with a single mouse click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you can easily enter the password which you want to use, because it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you could also change it as often as you need. A full list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
The VPS server plans that we offer provide SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a function that you have to activate. Once your new server is prepared, you shall be able to connect and start working on your content using the login details that you've entered throughout the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via email too. Because your VPS will be isolated from the other ones on the physical web server, there aren't any limitations as to what you can or can't do through SSH. You are able to download, set up and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux hosting server, reboot your entire server or just a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases without restrictions. All you will require for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.