As security has become the most important concern over Internet, you need to ensure best practices while managing your server. Well, changing the Default SSH Port to a different one is a part of Server Administration Best Practices. Here we’ve discussed how can one change default SSH Port of Linux VPS.
Change default SSH Port of Linux VPS
STEP 1: Login to your Cloud or VPS Linux using PuTTy
STEP 2: Once you’re logged in use the following command to navigate to SSH
STEP 3: Type the following command to open sshd_config file on VI Editor
STEP 4: Hit on ‘Insert’ on your keyboard to become able to edit the file
STEP 5: Search for Port 22. Change the port number according to your desired one. Remove ‘#’ from the starting of the line. Preserve the port number for further use.
STEP 6: Press ‘Exc’ on your keyboard. Then type
and hit enter. You’ve successfully edited sshd_config file
STEP 7: Now restart the service by using the following command
service sshd restart
All done! Your desired Port number now has been set for your Cloud or VPS.
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