SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and carry out various tasks via a command line. The protocol is popular with many expert users, due to the fact that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be employed for a lot of things with regards to 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 when the hosting server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually everything - you can install software or restart specific 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 employ the protocol if your computer is running a different Operating System as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access may be permitted with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the web hosting that you have selected includes this function by default. If not, you could add it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it at once. You will discover all the details which you need in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you must use, as well as detailed Help articles where we've listed all the commands you can use within the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password may be changed from the same section at any time with a few clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely via an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files which you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.