SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and conduct different tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many experienced users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for lots of things based on the type of Internet 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 in case the server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually anything - you may install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different OS too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

If the cloud website hosting plan that you’ve picked through the signup process includes SSH access by default, you will be able to activate this function with simply a click inside your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have picked a different package, the SSH access feature can be added using the Upgrades menu and it will become available right away. All the details which you need connect shall be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You may also set what password to use from the same location and you shall be able to change it at any time. All the commands which are allowed are listed in the Help articles which we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax that you should use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.