SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and perform various tasks via a command line. The protocol is popular with many skilled users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for lots of things with regards to the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the hosting server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for practically everything - you can install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed typically with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is using a different Operating System 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 though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

If the web hosting plan that you’ve selected during the signup procedure offers SSH access by default, you'll be able to activate this feature with simply a mouse click from your Hepsia CP. If you've picked a different plan, the SSH access feature can be added using the Upgrades menu and it'll become available at once. All the information that you need to connect will be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same location and you will be able to change it at any time. All commands which are permitted are listed in the Help articles that we have prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax which you should use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.