SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a server and conduct different tasks through a command line. The protocol is used by many knowledgeable users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for a variety of things depending on the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for practically everything - you may install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed typically with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that allow you to employ 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 many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

In case you have a website hosting account with our company and you'd like to manage your content remotely through SSH, you can easily obtain SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan does not include this feature by default, you may add it with a few clicks from the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the Control Panel, you shall see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You could also choose what password you would like to use, given that it does not have to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared several Help articles in which you can easily find each of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, as well as examples of how they're used. Furthermore, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection using a standard client like FileZilla, for instance.