SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a server and carry out various tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many expert users, due to the fact that the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for a lot of things based on the type of web 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 hosting server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much anything - you could install software or restart particular services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which enable you to employ the protocol if your computer is using a different OS too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a lot of service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
SSH access is featured with all Linux cloud hosting plans we offer. With some of them, it is included as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade which you can add with just a few clicks from your web hosting Control Panel. You can get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you will also find the info that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can select the password that you will use and, if required, you shall be able to change it with a couple of clicks from the same location. All the commands which could be used with our shared packages are listed in a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account using SSH regardless of which package you pick when you sign up. With some packages, the feature is included as standard, and with others, it could be added as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You will discover the necessary login info inside the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You could pick the password that you will use and if you'd like, you can change it on a regular basis with a couple of mouse clicks for even higher security. You'll be able to see all the commands that you can use beforehand, because we've listed them all alongside examples of how they are used so as to perform a certain task. Once SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is enabled, you will be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.