SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and execute various tasks using a command line. The protocol is popular with 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 could be employed for lots of things depending on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for practically everything - you can install software or restart particular services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used primarily 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 too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port though many service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

If the cloud hosting plan which you’ve chosen through the signup procedure offers SSH access by default, you will be able to activate this function with only a click in your Hepsia CP. If you have selected a different package, the SSH access feature can be included via the Upgrades menu and it will become available straightaway. The information which you need connect will be conveniently listed within the SSH section of the CP - the hostname, the username and the port number. You can even set what password to use from the same spot and you will be able to change it at any time. All of the commands that are permitted are listed in the Help articles which we've prepared for you, in addition to examples of the syntax which you have to use. An additional advantage of permitting SSH access to your account is that you will be able to upload files through an SFTP connection.