SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and perform various tasks via a command line. The protocol is popular with many experienced users, as the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be employed for a lot of things depending on the type of web 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 server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for virtually anything - you could install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your computer system is using a different Operating System as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

If the cloud hosting package that you’ve chosen throughout the signup procedure includes SSH access as standard, you shall be able to activate this function with a click in your Hepsia CP. If you have chosen a different package, the SSH access function may be included via the Upgrades menu and it shall become available at once. All the info you need to connect shall be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same location and you'll 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, along with examples of the syntax that you must use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.