SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many skilled users, for the reason that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be used for a lot of things with regards to the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for practically anything - you can install software or restart specific services like 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 permit you to employ the protocol if your PC is working with a different OS too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

SSH access can be allowed with a click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux cloud website hosting you have picked includes this function by default. If not, you can add it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it straightaway. You'll find all the details that you need within 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 have listed all of the commands that you can use in the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password could be modified from the very same section anytime with a few mouse clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely and securely using an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all the files you upload will go through an encrypted connection.