SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and execute various tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many experienced users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be used for a number of things depending on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the website hosting server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for practically everything - you may install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that permit you to use the protocol if your computer system is running 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 though a lot of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

SSH access is available with all Linux shared website hosting packages which we provide. With some of them, it is featured by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade which you can include with a few clicks in your web hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access from the section dedicated to it where you can also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to select the password that you'll use and, if necessary, you shall be able to change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All commands that can be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll 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 feature is offered by default, and with others, it could be added as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You will discover the needed login information inside the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could select the password that you'll use and if you want, you can change it regularly with several clicks for even better security. You shall be able to see all the commands that you can use beforehand, since we have listed them alongside examples of how they are used in order to perform a specific task. As soon as SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is activated, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.