SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a server and carry out different tasks using a command line. The protocol is employed by many knowledgeable users, since the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be used for a number of things based on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much everything - you can install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your personal computer is using a different OS as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a lot of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

If the shared web hosting plan that you’ve selected during the signup process comes with SSH access by default, you will be able to activate this function with simply a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. In case you have picked a different plan, the SSH access feature may be included using the Upgrades menu and it'll become available instantly. All the information you need to connect shall be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You could also set what password to use from the same place and you will be able to change it at any time. All commands which are allowed are listed inside the Help articles which we have prepared for you, along with examples of the syntax that you need to use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.