SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a server and conduct various tasks using a command line. The protocol is employed by many knowledgeable users, since the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be employed for a lot of things depending on the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually 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 Platforms, but there are clients that allow you to use the protocol if your computer is working with a different Operating System as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access can be allowed with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared hosting that you have picked offers this function as standard. If not, you could add it from the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it instantly. You'll discover all the info that you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you need to use, along with comprehensive Help articles where we have listed all of the commands you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password may be changed from the very same section anytime with several mouse clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you'll also be able to connect safely and securely through an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all of the files you upload will go through an encrypted connection.