SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks through a command line. The protocol is preferred by many experienced users, because the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a number of things based on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the website hosting server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for virtually everything - you may install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which enable you to employ the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different OS 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 although many service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
SSH access could be enabled with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared website hosting which you have selected offers this function by default. If not, you can include it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it straightaway. You will discover all the details you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you must use, along with thorough Help articles where we have listed all the commands that you can use in the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password can be modified from the exact same section anytime with several mouse clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely via an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all of the files that you upload will go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you could include it from the hosting CP if required - even just for the current month. In any case, you can activate and de-activate the feature with just one mouse click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you can easily input the password you want to use, because it does not have 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 within a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.