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 website hosting server and a client. Because the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands which may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the options are limited because you shall not have root access to the website hosting server, so you can only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They are all actions that are executed in the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

SSH access is featured with all Linux hosting packages which we provide. With some of them, it's provided as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade which you can include with several clicks in your hosting CP. You could get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you can also find the info that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can select the password that you shall use and, if necessary, you will be able to change it with a few mouse clicks from the same spot. All the commands that can be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.