SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and execute various tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many skilled users, since the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be used for a variety of things depending on 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 web server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually everything - you could install software or restart particular services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your personal computer is using a different OS too. The connection is established 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 Web Hosting

SSH access may be allowed with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared web hosting plan that you have chosen includes this feature by default. If not, you could add it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it straightaway. You will discover all the details you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you must use, alongside thorough Help articles in which we have listed all the commands you can use within the account and examples of the syntax which you have use. The SSH password can be changed from the very same section at any time with a couple of mouse clicks. Assuming that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, each of the files that you upload will go through an encrypted connection.