SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks through a command line. The protocol is used by many knowledgeable users, due to the fact that the info 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 number of things based 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 if the hosting server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for just about everything - you may install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that allow you to use the protocol if your PC is working with a different Operating System as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

When you have a web hosting account with us and you'd like to deal with your content remotely using SSH, you could receive SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan does not come with this feature as standard, you may add it with several clicks via the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will 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 want to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared a number of Help articles where you can easily find all the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting package, as well as examples of how they're used. Additionally, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.