What is SSH?

SSH or in simple words Secure Shell is a network protocol that permits data and files to be replaced through a protected channel between two inter linked machines. The two main versions of Secure Shell are SSH-1 and SSH-2.

Shell is a program used to log into another computer over a network to carry out commands on a remote machine. It is also used to move files from one device to another device. SSH provided by Sky Host provides you strong validation and protected transportation of data over insecure channels.

SSH was launched as a substitute for Telnet and other insecure remote shells (rlogin, rsh, rcp, and rdist), which send information, notably passwords, in plain text, rendering them susceptible to packet analysis. The cipher being used by Secure Shell is supposed to deliver privacy and integrity of data over an unsafe network, such as the Internet.