SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and conduct different tasks through a command line. The protocol is preferred by many skilled users, as the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be employed for a variety of things with regards to the type of website 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 when the hosting server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for practically everything - you could install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that permit you to employ the protocol if your PC is using a different OS as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though lots of providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account using SSH irrespective of which package you pick when you sign up. With some plans, the feature is provided by default, while with others, it may be included as and additional upgrade for as long as you need it. You shall discover the necessary login information in the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You are able to pick the password that you'll use and if you want to, you could change it constantly with a couple of clicks for even better security. You shall be able to see all the commands you can use in advance, because we've listed them all alongside examples of how they are used to perform a certain task. Once SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is enabled, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.