How to change the default SSH port on a Linux VPS

There are many ways to secure your Linux VPS. Changing the default SSH port from the default 22 to another one, is one of the first things you should do to secure your Linux VPS. One of the major benefits of changing the default SSH port is to avoid being scanned by the casual port scans. Thousands of brute-force logins are attempting to gain access to servers around the world trying to login to the default SSH port looking for weak passwords on the default accounts. Some of them will even try to use usual variants such as port 222 or 2222. If you change the SSH port to a random number, for example 2569, you will get rid of most of these annoying, and sometimes dangerous brute-force attacks.

In this article we will show you how to change the default SSH port, to strengthen the security of your Linux VPS.