SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and conduct different tasks using a command line. The protocol is employed by many experienced users, as the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be used for lots of things based on the type of web 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 in case the web server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for virtually anything - you can install software or restart particular services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that permit you to employ the protocol if your laptop or computer is using a different Operating System as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a number of providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
When you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you'd like to handle your content remotely through SSH, you can easily receive SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not come with this feature as standard, you can easily add it with a couple of mouse clicks from the Upgrades menu. Inside the SSH section of the Control Panel, you'll see the host, the port number and the username that you need to use when you connect to the account. You can also choose what password you would like to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared several Help articles where you may 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 allowed for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.