Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange info between a server and a client. Given that the information exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of handling a hosting account. The commands that may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the alternatives are limited because you shall not have root access to the web server, so you could just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so forth. They are all actions which are performed inside the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.
SSH Telnet in Hosting
SSH access is featured with all hosting which we offer you. With some of them, it is offered by default, while with others it's an additional upgrade that you can add with a couple of clicks from your web hosting CP. You may get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you can also find the info that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can select the password which you will use and, if needed, you will be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same location. All the commands that may be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.