SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to transfer encoded information between a client and a server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy customers prefer SSH because of the improved security level. The connection is established and the commands are sent through a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files may be transferred or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives may be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are considerably more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be set up and more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server will be affected. Though SSH is used largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

SSH access is provided with all Linux shared website hosting packages that we offer you. With some of them, it is included as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can add with just a few clicks from your web hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access from the section related to it in which you shall also find the details which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may select the password that you will use and, if needed, you'll be able to modify it with several mouse clicks from the same location. All of the commands which can be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is enabled for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.