SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and execute different tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many skilled users, for the reason that the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be used for a number of things based on the type of Internet 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 web server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually everything - 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 largely with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your PC is working with a different OS as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port although lots of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

When you have a cloud web hosting account with us and you'd like to handle your content remotely via SSH, you can easily get SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not include this feature by default, you may add it with several mouse clicks via the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you shall see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You can also select what password you would want to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared several Help articles in which you may find all the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, along with examples of how they are used. Also, if SSH access is enabled for your account, you'll be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection by using a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.