SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and execute various tasks through a command line. The protocol is popular with many skilled users, due to the fact that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for a lot of things depending on the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the web server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for virtually everything - you may install software or restart particular services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that permit you to employ the protocol if your laptop or computer is using a different Operating System 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 a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

If the shared hosting package deal that you’ve selected during the signup procedure features SSH access by default, you'll be able to activate this function with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. If you've chosen a different plan, the SSH access feature can be added through the Upgrades menu and it will become available instantly. All the information you need to connect will be conveniently listed in the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same spot and you will be able to change it at any time. All commands that are allowed are listed in the Help articles which we've prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax which you have to use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.