Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange data between a website hosting server and a client. Due to the fact that the information exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling an Internet hosting account. The commands that may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the choices are limited since you'll not have root access to the web server, so you can just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They are all actions which are performed within the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the server or only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are plenty of apps for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.
SSH Telnet in Web Hosting
SSH access is offered with all web hosting we provide. With some of them, it is offered by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade which you can add with a few mouse clicks in your web hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access from the section related to it where 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'll use and, if necessary, you will be able to modify it with a few clicks from the same location. All the commands that could be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.