SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a server and carry out different tasks through a command line. The protocol is popular with many experienced users, since 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 number of things depending on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the website hosting server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for just about anything - you may install software or restart certain services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that permit you to employ the protocol if your computer system is working with a different OS as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a lot of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access may be permitted with a click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux cloud package which you have chosen offers this feature as standard. If not, you could add it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it straightaway. You'll find all the information and facts you need within the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username which you have to use, as well as comprehensive Help articles where we've listed the commands that you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password could be changed from the same section anytime with several clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you will also be able to connect securely via an FTP client as well. With an SFTP connection, all of the files you upload will go through an encrypted connection.