SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and conduct different tasks via a command line. The protocol is popular with many skilled users, as the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a variety of things depending on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for just about everything - you could install software or restart certain services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which enable you to use the protocol if your computer is working with a different Operating System too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

SSH access can be allowed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared web hosting package you have picked provides this function as standard. If not, you can add it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it at once. You'll find all the information and facts which you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you must use, alongside comprehensive Help articles in which we have listed all of the commands that you can use within the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password could be modified from the same section at any time with a couple of clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely using an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files that you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.