SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and execute different tasks through a command line. The protocol is popular with many skilled users, due to the fact that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be employed for a number of things based on 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 if the server permits it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for practically anything - you could install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which enable you to employ the protocol if your personal computer is working with a different Operating System 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 lot of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access is provided with all shared hosting plans we offer you. With some of them, it's provided as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade that you can include with a couple of clicks from your web hosting CP. You may get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you shall also find the info you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to pick the password which you shall use and, if required, you will be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same location. All of the commands which could be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to receive SSH access to it with just a mouse click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts. If your plan doesn't support this function by default, you will be able to include it effortlessly through the Upgrades menu. Once you go to the SSH section, you shall discover the details that you need to connect to the server using a command line or a desktop application - the server/host, the port number, the username and the password. The latter may be updated anytime, if necessary. 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 which we provide. An extensive list of the commands you can carry out shall give you a better idea of what tasks you can perform inside your account and each is accompanied by a couple of examples of the syntax.