SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks via a command line. The protocol is popular with many experienced users, as the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be used for a lot of things depending on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the web server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for just about everything - you may install software or restart certain services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your computer is running a different Operating System too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although many service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

If the shared hosting plan which you’ve picked through the signup procedure includes SSH access by default, you shall be able to activate this function with simply a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. If you've picked a different plan, the SSH access feature may be added using the Upgrades menu and it'll become available right away. All the details you need to connect will be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the Control Panel - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can also set what password to use from the same place and you'll be able to modify it at any time. All of the commands that are permitted are listed in the Help articles that we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax which you must use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files using an SFTP connection.