Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a hosting server and a client. As the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of handling a website hosting account. The commands that may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the alternatives are limited because you will not have root access to the hosting server, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They are all actions that are carried out within the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

SSH access is offered with all hosting that we provide. With some of them, it's included by default, while with others it's an additional upgrade that you can include with several clicks from your hosting CP. You could get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may pick the password that you shall use and, if needed, you shall be able to change it with a few clicks from the same location. All of the commands which can be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you shall also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.