SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and execute different tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many expert users, for the reason that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be used for a number of things with regards to the type of web 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 allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for just about everything - you may install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which permit you to employ the protocol if your PC is running a different OS too. 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 number of service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Website Hosting
SSH access is featured with all Linux website hosting which we offer. With some of them, it is featured by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade you can include with several mouse clicks from your web hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you shall also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to select the password which you will use and, if necessary, you shall be able to change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same spot. All of the commands which can be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is permitted 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
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to get SSH access to it with simply a click from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with all accounts. If your package does not support this feature by default, you shall be able to include it effortlessly through the Upgrades menu. When you go to the SSH section, you will find the info you need to connect to the server via 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 needed. These login credentials are also required if you would like to upload files using a secure connection and you would like to use SFTP, which is also part of the SSH access service which we offer you. A detailed list of the commands that you can perform will give you a better idea of what tasks you can perform within your account and each is accompanied by a few examples of the syntax.