SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and conduct different tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many expert users, because the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for lots of things with regards to the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the hosting server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for just about everything - you could install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that permit you to employ the protocol if your laptop or computer is running 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 a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

When you have a website hosting account with us and you want to deal with your content remotely through SSH, you may receive SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not provide this feature by default, you may add it with several mouse clicks from the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the CP, you'll 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 want to use, considering that it does not need to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared many Help articles where you can easily find each of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, along with examples of how they are used. In addition, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client like FileZilla, for example.