SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and conduct various tasks using a command line. The protocol is popular with many knowledgeable users, since the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be employed for a lot 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 if the web server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for just about anything - you could install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used typically with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your personal computer is using a different OS as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

SSH access may be allowed with a click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux cloud website hosting package you have picked offers this function as standard. If not, you could include it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it at once. You'll find all the info you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you need to use, as well as detailed Help articles where we've listed the commands you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password may be modified from the same section at any time with a couple of mouse clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely via an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files which you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.