SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and perform different tasks through a command line. The protocol is preferred by many knowledgeable users, due to the fact that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be used for a variety of things depending on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the web server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for pretty much anything - you could install software or restart particular services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which enable you to use the protocol if your personal computer is using a different Operating System too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though many service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

If the website hosting plan which you’ve selected during the signup process provides SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this feature with just a mouse click inside your Hepsia CP. If you have chosen a different plan, the SSH access function may be added using the Upgrades menu and it shall become available right away. All the details that you need to connect shall be conveniently listed inside 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 location and you shall be able to modify it whenever you want. All the commands that are permitted are listed within the Help articles that we've 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 shall be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.