SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and conduct various tasks via a command line. The protocol is popular with many expert users, because the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be used for a lot of things with regards to the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the web server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for pretty much everything - you can install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that enable you to employ the protocol if your computer system is using a different OS 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 lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

SSH access may be permitted with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared website hosting plan you have picked comes with this function as standard. If not, you could include it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it straightaway. You'll discover all the information and facts which you need in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username which you must use, alongside comprehensive Help articles in which we've listed all the commands you can use in the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be changed from the very same section at any time with several clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect securely through an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, each of the files that you upload will go through an encrypted connection.