SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks through a command line. The protocol is preferred by many knowledgeable users, due to the fact that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be employed for lots of things depending on the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of several 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 virtually 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 mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your computer is using 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 even though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access could be enabled with a click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux website hosting package that you have chosen offers this function by default. If not, you can include it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it immediately. You will find all the information you need inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username which you have to use, along with detailed Help articles where we have listed all of the commands which you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password may be modified from the exact same section anytime with a couple of mouse clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect securely via an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all of the files that you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account through SSH no matter which package you choose when you sign up. With some packages, the function is provided by default, and with others, it could be included as and additional upgrade for as long as you need it. You shall find the required login information in the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could select the password you'll use and if you want, you may change it regularly with several mouse clicks for even higher security. You shall be able to see all the commands that you may use beforehand, as we've listed them all along with examples of how they are used in order to perform a specific task. Once SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is activated, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.