SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and conduct various tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed by many knowledgeable users, because the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be used for a number of things with regards to the type of web 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 if the website hosting server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually everything - you can install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which enable you to employ the protocol if your computer system is using a different OS too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though lots of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

If the shared website hosting package that you’ve chosen through the signup process comes with SSH access as standard, you will be able to activate this feature with only a mouse click in your Hepsia CP. In case you have chosen a different plan, the SSH access feature could be included through the Upgrades menu and it shall become available straightaway. All the info which you need connect will be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same place and you will be able to change it whenever you want. All commands that are permitted are listed inside the Help articles that we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax which you need to use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you'll be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.