SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and perform various tasks through a command line. The protocol is used by many experienced users, since 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 variety of things depending on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the web server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for virtually anything - you may install software or restart certain services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that permit you to employ the protocol if your PC is working with a different OS too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port although lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access is provided with all web hosting plans we offer. With some of them, it's provided as standard, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can add with a few clicks from your hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access through the section related to it in which you shall also find the information that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to choose the password which you shall use and, if needed, you'll be able to change it with several clicks from the same spot. All of the commands that may be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH no matter which plan you select when you sign up. With some plans, the function is offered as standard, and with others, it can be added as an optional upgrade for as long as you need it. You'll find the needed login details in the Hepsia CP, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You can choose the password that you will use and if you'd like, you could change it constantly with several mouse clicks for even better security. You'll be able to see all the commands that you may use upfront, as we have listed all of them together with examples of how they are used to carry out a particular task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is enabled, you'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.