SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks through a command line. The protocol is used by many skilled users, as the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be used for a number of things with regards to the type of Internet 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 permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for practically anything - you may install software or restart certain services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which enable you to use the protocol if your computer is using a different OS 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 although a lot of service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and you want to deal with your content remotely using SSH, you could obtain SSH access to the account via your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not come with this feature by default, you can easily add it with several mouse clicks through the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the CP, you'll see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You can even choose what password you would like to use, considering that it doesn't have to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared many Help articles where you could find all the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, plus examples of how they are used. Also, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.