SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and perform different tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed by many knowledgeable users, since the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be used for a variety of things with regards to the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the website hosting server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for practically everything - you could install software or restart certain services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your computer system is using 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 even though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

SSH access could be permitted with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared website hosting package that you've chosen provides this feature by default. If not, you may include it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it at once. You'll discover all the information and facts you need inside the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you need to use, along with in depth Help articles where we've listed all the commands that you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password may be modified from the very same section anytime with several mouse clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect safely and securely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all of the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.