SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and execute different tasks via a command line. The protocol is employed by many experienced users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be used for a variety of things depending 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 when the hosting server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much anything - you can install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that allow you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is working with a different Operating System too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port though many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

When you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you'd like to handle your content remotely through SSH, you may obtain SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package does not offer this feature as standard, you can easily add it with a couple of clicks via the Upgrades menu. Within the SSH section of the Control Panel, you will see the host, the port number and the username you should use when you connect to the account. You can also pick what password you would like to use, given that it doesn't need to be the same as the one for the account. We've prepared numerous Help articles where you can easily find each of the commands that you'll be able to use with a shared hosting package, along with examples of how they're used. Moreover, 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 instance.