What is SSH? How do you manage a server via SSH?
SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks via a command line. The protocol is popular with many knowledgeable users, for the reason that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be used for a variety of things based on the type of Internet 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 when the hosting server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for just about everything - you could install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that permit you to use the protocol if your computer is running a different OS too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although many service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
When you have a shared website hosting
account with our company and you would like to manage your content remotely via SSH, you could obtain SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan does not come with this feature as standard, you may add it with a couple of mouse clicks from the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You can also pick what password you would like to use, given that it doesn't have to be the same as the one for the account. We have prepared a lot of Help articles where you can find all of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, along with examples of how they're used. Furthermore, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client like FileZilla, for example.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server
packages, while with others you can easily include it via the hosting Control Panel if needed - even only for the current month. In any case, you could activate and de-activate the function with a single click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you may type the password which you want to use, because it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as much as you want. A full list of the commands that can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a few instances. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports such connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS
The virtual private server
packages which we offer come with SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a feature which you have to enable. The moment your new server is prepared, you will be able to connect and start working on your content via the login details which you have entered during the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e mail too. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical server, there are no limitations as to what you can or cannot do using SSH. You'll be able to download, install and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux server, reboot the whole server or just a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases with no restrictions. All you will need for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.