SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to exchange encoded information between a client and a hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy users choose SSH because of the enhanced security level. The connection is created and the commands are delivered via a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files may be transferred or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives could be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are a lot more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be set up plus much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server shall be affected. Even though SSH is employed predominantly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
SSH access is featured with all cloud hosting that we offer you. With some of them, it's provided by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade which you can add with several clicks from your website hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access from the section related to it where you shall also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can select the password that you shall use and, if needed, you'll be able to modify it with several clicks from the same place. All of the commands that can be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you shall also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.