How To Change Default SSH Port In Linux

One of the things you should do when first setting up your new server is changing the SSH port. This is not because it will actually stop a real attacker but because your server will be hammered with automated random login attempts, so the real reason why we will change the default ssh port is so that when the automated attacks can’t even connect to port 22 then usually it just stops and moves on to the next server.┬áIf you are using a cloud droplet or VPS that supports snapshots, now is the time to take one just incase you get locked out if something goes terribly wrong (never hurts to be safe!).