SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and execute various tasks using a command line. The protocol is popular with many experienced users, because the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a lot of things based on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the hosting server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for practically everything - you could install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that enable you to employ the protocol if your computer is using a different OS as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port although many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access could be enabled with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the web hosting plan that you have selected offers this feature as standard. If not, you could include it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it straightaway. You will find all the information and facts that you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, along with in depth Help articles where we've listed all the commands which you can use in the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password can be changed from the very same section at any time with a few clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect securely using an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files which you upload will go through an encrypted connection.