Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. Due to the fact that the information exchanged by the two sides is protected, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of handling a website hosting account. The commands which can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for instance, the options are limited because you will not have root access to the website hosting server, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. They are all actions which are performed in the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access is featured with all Linux web hosting we provide. With some of them, it is provided as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade which you can include with several clicks from your hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access from the section dedicated to it where you can also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can pick the password which you will use and, if necessary, you shall be able to modify it with several clicks from the same location. All of the commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.