SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and carry out various tasks through a command line. The protocol is used by many knowledgeable users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be used for a number of things with regards to 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 in case the web server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for practically anything - you can install software or restart certain services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that allow you to use the protocol if your PC is using a different OS as well. The connection is made 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 Shared Hosting

SSH access is featured with all shared hosting plans we provide. With some of them, it is offered as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade you can include with several mouse clicks from your web hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access through the section related to it where you will also find the information that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to pick the password that you shall use and, if necessary, you will be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All the commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using 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 package you select when you sign up. With some packages, the feature is provided as standard, and with others, it could be included as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You can discover the necessary login details within the Hepsia CP, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You can select the password that you will use and if you would like, you may change it regularly with a few clicks for even better security. You'll be able to see all the commands that you can use in advance, as we've listed all of them along with examples of how they are used in order to accomplish a certain task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is allowed, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.