SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks using a command line. The protocol is employed by many skilled users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for lots of things depending on 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 in case the website hosting server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually anything - you can install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that permit you to employ the protocol if your computer is working with a different OS too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a number of service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting account with our company and you want to deal with your content remotely via SSH, you can receive SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan doesn't offer this feature as standard, you can easily add it with a few clicks through the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the Control Panel, you'll see the host, the port number and the username which you should use when you connect to the account. You can also select what password you would want to use, considering that it doesn't need to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared several Help articles where you can easily find all the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting package, plus examples of how they're used. In addition, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client such as FileZilla, for instance.