SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to exchange protected information between a client and a hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy customers choose SSH because of the better level of security. The connection is established and the commands are sent via a command line. The available options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files could be transferred or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives can be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your choices are a lot more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be set up plus much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, since full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Even though SSH is employed predominantly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.
SSH Telnet in Hosting
SSH access is available with all hosting we provide. With some of them, it is included by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade that you can add with just a few clicks in your hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you shall also find the information that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may choose the password that you'll use and, if needed, you'll be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same location. All the commands that could be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.