Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the two sides is protected, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of handling an Internet hosting account. The commands which may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for instance, the choices are limited since you'll not have root access to the website hosting server, so you could only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. These are all actions which are executed within the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the machine or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

SSH access is available with all cloud website hosting which we provide. With some of them, it is offered by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade that you can add with several clicks in your hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you can also find the info which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can choose the password which you shall use and, if required, you shall be able to change it with a few mouse clicks from the same location. All commands which can be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.