Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. Due to the fact that the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of managing an Internet hosting account. The commands which may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the possibilities are limited because you will not have root access to the machine, so you can just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. They're all actions that are carried out in the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the machine or only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of apps for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

SSH access is featured with all cloud website hosting plans that we provide. With some of them, it's offered as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade you can add with a couple of clicks in your website hosting CP. You may get SSH access from the section related to it where you can also find the info which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may pick the password that you'll use and, if required, you'll be able to change it with a few clicks from the same location. All of the commands that could be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.