SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a server and execute various tasks via a command line. The protocol is employed by many skilled users, since the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be used for lots of things depending on the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the web server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for practically anything - you may install software or restart certain services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which permit you to employ the protocol if your PC 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 number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

If the web hosting package that you’ve selected throughout the signup procedure includes SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this function with only a mouse click within your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have chosen a different plan, the SSH access feature could be included using the Upgrades menu and it shall become available straightaway. All the details you need to connect shall be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You may also set what password to use from the same place and you will be able to modify it at any time. All of the commands that are allowed are listed in the Help articles that we've prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax that you need to use. An additional advantage of enabling SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.