SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and execute different tasks via a command line. The protocol is popular with many expert users, because the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be used for a variety of things with regards to 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 in case the website hosting server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for just about everything - you can install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is working with 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 though a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

When you have a cloud hosting account with us and you want to deal with your content remotely using SSH, you could get SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your package deal doesn't come with this feature as standard, you can add it with a few mouse clicks from the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the Control Panel, you shall see the host, the port number and the username that you need to use when you connect to the account. You can also choose what password you want to use, considering that it does not have to be the same as the one for your account. We have prepared many Help articles in which you may find all of the commands you will be able to use with a shared hosting plan, plus examples of how they are used. Also, if SSH access is allowed for your account, you shall be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client such as FileZilla, for example.