SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a server and conduct different tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed 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 employed for a lot of things with regards to the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for just about everything - you can install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that permit you to employ the protocol if your computer system is using a different OS too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access may be allowed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux cloud hosting you have picked includes this function as standard. If not, you can include it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it immediately. You will find all the information and facts which you need in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username which you must use, along with comprehensive Help articles in which we have listed the commands which you can use within the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password could be changed from the same section at any time with a couple of clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely using an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, each of the files that you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you may add it through the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. In any case, you can activate and de-activate the function with a single click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can easily type the password you want to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you could also change it as often as you want. A complete list of the commands which can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.