SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and perform various tasks via a command line. The protocol is employed by many expert users, due to the fact that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be employed for a variety of things based on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the website hosting server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually everything - you could install software or restart particular services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your PC 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 though a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting account with our company and you want to handle your content remotely via SSH, you can get SSH access to the account through your Hepsia Control Panel. If your plan doesn't provide this feature by default, you can easily add it with a few clicks through the Upgrades menu. In the SSH section of the CP, you will see the host, the port number and the username that you should use when you connect to the account. You may also pick what password you want to use, considering that it does not have to be the same as the one for your account. We've prepared numerous Help articles in which you may find all of the commands that you will be able to use with a shared hosting package, plus examples of how they're used. Also, if SSH access is permitted for your account, you will be able to establish a Secure FTP (SFTP) connection through a standard client like FileZilla, for example.