SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and conduct various tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many expert users, due to the fact that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be employed for a number of things with regards to the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the website hosting server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much anything - you could install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your PC is running a different OS too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

If the cloud hosting package deal which you’ve chosen through the signup process offers SSH access by default, you shall be able to activate this function with simply a mouse click inside your Hepsia CP. If you've selected a different package, the SSH access function may be added using the Upgrades menu and it shall become available right away. All the information which you need connect will be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You may also set what password to use from the same location and you'll be able to change it whenever you want. All commands that are allowed are listed inside the Help articles that we've prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax that you have to use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

All our virtual private server offers feature SSH access as standard, so you won't have to include any upgrades or enable anything - the moment the server is set up and you receive its login details, you'll be able to connect via its main IP address and the login credentials which you have chosen throughout the signup process. Because the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions with regards to the commands that you could run. Your server will be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage more or less everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. Thus, you'll be able to work with your files, databases and any apps you install in a fast and secure way.