SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to exchange protected information between a client and a hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy clients opt for SSH mainly because of the higher security level. The connection is made and the commands are delivered through a command line. The available options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, 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 significantly more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be installed and much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Although SSH is used largely 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 provided with all Linux hosting packages we offer. With some of them, it is featured by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade you can add with a few clicks from your web hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you shall also find the details which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may select the password which you shall use and, if necessary, you shall be able to modify it with a couple of clicks from the same location. All commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.