SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to exchange encoded information between a client and a hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy users choose SSH because of the better security level. The connection is made and the commands are delivered via a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files may be moved or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are considerably more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be set up and a lot more. These things are not possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is required and all the other customers on that server would be affected. Though SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

SSH access is provided with all cloud web hosting plans which we offer. With some of them, it is offered as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade that you can add with a few mouse clicks from your website hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you can also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could choose the password that you will use and, if necessary, you'll be able to change it with several clicks from the same location. All commands that may be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.