SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and execute different tasks using a command line. The protocol is preferred by many expert users, due to the fact that the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be used for a lot of things with regards to the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the website hosting server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for practically anything - you can install software or restart particular services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that permit you to use the protocol if your personal computer is working with a different OS too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

If the web hosting plan which you’ve picked during the signup process provides SSH access as standard, you'll be able to activate this feature with a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. If you have chosen a different plan, the SSH access feature could be included through the Upgrades menu and it will become available at once. All the information that you need to connect will be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same location and you shall be able to change it at any time. All commands which are allowed are listed in the Help articles which we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax that you have to use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.