What is SSH?

This tutorial provides an answer to the question What is SSH?

SSH (Secure Shell) is a secure method for logging into a server remotely and giving the server commands or transferring files. SSH makes it extremely easy to manage a server without having to be at the physical server itself. However, access to SSH is closely guarded and is never available on a shared and most reseller servers. SSH is most commonly available with dedicated servers, in the realm of web hosting.

To log into a server through SSH you need to use a secure program such as putty. PuTTY is an SSH and telnet client, developed originally by Simon Tatham for the Windows platform. PuTTY is open source software that is available with source code and is developed and supported by a group of volunteers.

Putty is downloadable Here

What is SSH

To access SSH you need to have the following details

  • Host Name or IP address
  • Port number
  • Username & Password
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