SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a server and carry out different tasks using a command line. The protocol is preferred by many skilled users, because the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be used for a variety of things based on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the website hosting server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for pretty much everything - you can install software or restart certain services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed typically with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which allow you to employ the protocol if your laptop or computer is running 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 although a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

In case you have a shared web hosting account with us and you'd like to manage your content remotely through SSH, you can easily get SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not come with this feature by default, you can add it with several 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 choose what password you would like to use, considering that it does not have to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared a lot of Help articles where you can find all the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, along with examples of how they are used. Moreover, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.