SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a server and conduct various tasks using a command line. The protocol is preferred by many expert users, due to the fact that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a lot of things depending on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for just about anything - you can install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different OS as well. The connection is established 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 Cloud Hosting

If the cloud hosting package deal which you’ve selected during the signup process offers SSH access by default, you'll be able to activate this feature with only a mouse click from your Hepsia CP. In case you have chosen a different package, the SSH access function may be added through the Upgrades menu and it shall become available instantly. All the information that you need to connect shall be conveniently listed inside the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You may also set what password to use from the same spot and you'll be able to change it anytime. All commands which are allowed are listed within the Help articles that we have prepared for you, together with examples of the syntax which you must use. An additional advantage of allowing SSH access to your account is that you shall be able to upload files via an SFTP connection.