SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and execute various tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed by many expert users, since the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for lots of things depending on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the web server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much anything - you could install software or restart particular services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used typically with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that allow you to use the protocol if your computer is using a different Operating System as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a lot of providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and you want to manage your content remotely using SSH, you could obtain SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal doesn't offer this feature by default, you can add it with a few clicks from the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you shall see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You can even select what password you would want to use, considering that it doesn't need to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared several Help articles where you could find all the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they are used. Also, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you can include it through the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. In any case, you could activate and de-activate the feature with only one mouse click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you may enter the password which you want to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you can also change it as much as you need. A complete list of the commands which can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a few instances. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.