SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and conduct various tasks using a command line. The protocol is preferred by many knowledgeable users, since the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be used for a lot of things depending on the type of web 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 if the server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for practically everything - you can install software or restart particular services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used typically with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which enable you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is working with a different Operating System as well. The connection is established 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 Website Hosting

SSH access may be enabled with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the website hosting which you have picked offers this feature by default. If not, you can include it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it immediately. You'll discover all the details which you need inside the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username which you need to use, alongside in depth Help articles where we've listed the commands that you can use within the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the same section at any time with several clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely through an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files which you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.