SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and carry out various tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many knowledgeable users, since the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be used for a lot of things based on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the website hosting server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much everything - you may install software or restart certain services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that allow you to employ the protocol if your laptop or computer is working with a different Operating System 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 even though many service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting
You'll be able to use SSH to handle your content irrespective of which Linux VPS web hosting packages you choose when you sign up, as all our packages provide this function as standard. You will not need to include or enable anything manually - as soon as your web server is ready and you get the Welcome e-mail with the login info, you may connect and begin working on your web sites or any software that you would like to install and run on the hosting server. You shall have root-level access to the VPS and due to the fact that the account will be separated from all of the other accounts within the physical web server, you'll be able to do anything you'd like with no restrictions. You can install any application you require and that will run on a Linux-based web server, reboot any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and work with your files and databases easily and quickly.