SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and perform different tasks through a command line. The protocol is popular with many expert users, due to the fact that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot 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, in particular, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the web server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much anything - you could install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your PC is using a different Operating System as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although lots of providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting account with our company and you would like to manage your content remotely using SSH, you can easily receive SSH access to the account using your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal does not come with this feature as standard, you can add it with a couple of mouse clicks from the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You can also pick what password you would want to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared a number of Help articles in which you can easily find all the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, along with examples of how they are used. Moreover, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection via a standard client like FileZilla, for example.