SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to exchange encoded info between a client and a web server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy clients favor SSH because of the better security level. The connection is created and the commands are sent using a command line. The available options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files can be transferred or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are a lot more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed plus much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, because full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server will be affected. While SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Hosting
SSH access is featured with all Linux hosting we offer. With some of them, it's offered by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade which you can add with a couple of mouse clicks from your hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access from the section related to it where you will also find the information that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can choose the password that you will use and, if necessary, you will be able to change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All commands that could be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.