SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and conduct different tasks through a command line. The protocol is preferred by many knowledgeable users, since the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be used for a lot of things with regards to the type of web 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 in case the hosting server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much everything - you can install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used typically with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different Operating System too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
SSH access could be allowed with a mouse click through the Hepsia Control Panel if the shared plan that you've chosen includes this feature by default. If not, you could include it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it instantly. You will find all the details you need in the SSH section of the Control Panel - the host, the port number and the username that you must use, along with in depth Help articles in which we have listed each of the commands which you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax that you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the same section anytime with several mouse 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 the files that you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.