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SSH, or Secure Shell, is a popular client to access all Linux based web hosting environments remotely. Secure Shell is similar to the Windows DOS shell and is a command line tool. Most experienced programmers and developers will only need a SSH account to perform most tasks including editing web sites, uploading files, download files, restarting processes, and making backups of web files. SSH replaces the older telnet application which is rarely used to remotely manage a UNIX type site.
It is important for developers to use a server with SSH hosting so they may have full control of their Linux server. Developers with SSH access can edit files directly without having to upload and download files using File Transfer Protocol (FTP). This allows developers to make quick important changes as well as develop directly on the machine. Linux SSH servers help speed up development.
A developer can use SSH to securely transfer files over the SSH connection. Popular protocols include Secure Copy (SCP) and RSYNC. Since almost all Linux servers run SSH, it is very easy for a developer to move files between servers over SSH. They can also move code around from different machines easily using SSH, SCP, SFTP and other command line file transfer tools. A large network of Linux machines with SSH running can greatly increase productivity among a production team.
SingleHop’s dedicated server experts can make sure your Linux SSH Server is setup properly. This will make sure your SSH Hosting experience is secure and beneficial to your programming team. Contact a SingleHop representative today to customize a Linux server with SSH access and become more productive.