SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a server and execute various tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many skilled users, since the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be employed for a number of things depending on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually everything - you can install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your personal computer is using a different OS as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a number of service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
SSH access could be enabled with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared website hosting package you have selected includes this function by default. If not, you can include it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it straightaway. You will find all the info that you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you have to use, as well as in depth Help articles in which we've listed all of the commands which you can use in the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password may be changed from the same section anytime with several mouse clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely via an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all of the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.