Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange data between a web server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of managing an Internet hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the possibilities are limited as you simply won't have root access to the server, so you may only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They are all actions which are carried out inside the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

SSH access is offered with all Linux cloud web hosting packages we provide. With some of them, it is offered as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade which you can add with a couple of clicks from your hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access from the section related to it where you will also find the details you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may choose the password which you will use and, if needed, you shall be able to change it with a few mouse clicks from the same place. All commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article alongside 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.