What is SSH access?

SSH means Secured Socket Shell and this network protocol provides administrators with a secure way to access a remote computer. It is actually a suite of utilities that implement the protocol. You will get strong authentication from Secure Shell. It secures encrypted data communications between two computers connecting over an insecure network such as the Internet.

This can be used for managing systems and applications remotely so that you can log in to another computer over a network to execute commands and move files from one computer to another.

SSH is based on the client-server model to connect a secure shell client applicationwith an SSH server.

Most operating systems support SSH. You can also expect SSH to support tunneling, forwarding arbitrary TCP ports and X11 connections. By default, the listing port for SSH server is port 22.

There are basically three utilities:

  • Slogin
  • Ssh
  • Scp

These are the secure versions of the earlier insecure UNIX utilities, rlogin, rsh, and rcp. ​

SSH in your Hoasted account

Every Hoasted hosting package comes equipped with SSH access and is GIT ready. If you need help with installing, configuring or using it, just send us your question at support@hoasted.com.

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