Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling an Internet hosting account. The commands which may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for example, the alternatives are limited since you will not have root access to the web server, so you can simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so forth. These are 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 will have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Website Hosting
SSH access is offered with all Linux website hosting which we offer you. With some of them, it's provided by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade you can include with a couple of clicks in your web hosting Control Panel. You can get SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you can also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may pick the password which you shall use and, if needed, you will be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same location. All of the commands that may be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.