SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and conduct various tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many skilled users, because the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for a number 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 if the server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for just about anything - you could install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed typically with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is using a different OS as well. 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 many service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access may be permitted with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the website hosting that you have picked offers this feature as standard. If not, you could include it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it immediately. You'll find all the information that you need inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, alongside thorough Help articles in which we've listed each of the commands that you can use in the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password could be changed from the very same section at any time with a few mouse clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect securely via an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files which you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.