SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and perform different tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed by many knowledgeable users, since the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a lot of things depending on the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the website hosting server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for practically everything - you may install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed typically with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your computer is working with a different OS too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

When you have a shared web hosting account with us and you want to manage your content remotely via SSH, you can easily receive SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan does not include this feature as standard, you can easily add it with several mouse clicks through the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you will see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You can also choose what password you would want to use, considering that it does not have to be the same as the one for the account. We have prepared a lot of Help articles where you can easily find all of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, plus examples of how they are used. Furthermore, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.