SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to transfer encrypted data between a client and a website hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy clients opt for SSH due to the higher level of security. The connection is made and the commands are delivered through a command line. The available options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files may be moved or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives may be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are considerably more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be set up and more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server shall be affected. While SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

SSH access is offered with all hosting which we offer. With some of them, it is included by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade you can add with several mouse clicks in your web hosting Control Panel. You can get SSH access through 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 select the password that you shall use and, if required, you shall be able to change it with a few clicks from the same location. All commands that can be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.