SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and carry out different tasks using a command line. The protocol is preferred by many expert users, because the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be employed for a lot of things with regards to the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much anything - you can install software or restart particular services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which enable you to use the protocol if your PC is running a different Operating System too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port although lots of providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
SSH access may be allowed with a click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared website hosting you have picked comes with this feature by default. If not, you could add it using the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it immediately. You'll discover all the info that you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you need to use, along with comprehensive Help articles in which we've listed each of the commands which you can use within the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the same section anytime with a few mouse clicks. So long as SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely and securely through an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, each of the files you upload will go through an encrypted connection.