Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange data between a web server and a client. Because the data exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of managing a hosting account. The commands which can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for instance, the possibilities are limited because you'll not have root access to the machine, so you may only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. They're all actions that are performed inside the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are tons of applications for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access is featured with all Linux web hosting that we offer. With some of them, it is included as standard, while with others it's an optional upgrade you can add with a couple of clicks from your website hosting CP. You could get SSH access from the section related to it in which you shall also find the details you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could choose the password which you'll use and, if necessary, you'll be able to change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.