I saw this great post on SharkSpace by Amanda about how to change your server’s shell port. It said it was part of the dedicated server guide, but I thought it was good for people with VPSs (Virtual Private Servers) as well. Here’s the post:
1) Login to shell via root.
2) Open the shell configuration file.
nano -w /etc/ssh/sshd_config
3) Change port.
Uncomment and change
to look like:
Port 6472 (choose your own 2 to 5 digit port number (49151 is the highest port number)
4) Save and exit.
Ctrl + X + Y
5) Restart shell. (Make sure if you have a firewall installed that you have the new port unblocked.)