SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a server and perform various tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many skilled users, as the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a lot of things with regards to the type of 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 if the website hosting server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually everything - you could install software or restart specific services including 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 allow you to employ the protocol if your PC is running a different Operating System too. 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 lots of service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account via SSH irrespective of which plan you pick when you sign up. With some packages, the feature is provided by default, and with others, it could be added as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You shall discover the required login details in the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You may choose the password you'll use and if you would like, you could change it regularly with a couple of clicks for even better security. You will be able to see all the commands that you may use in advance, because we've listed all of them along with examples of how they are used so as to perform a particular task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is enabled, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.