Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a server and a client. Due to the fact that the information exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands which could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the possibilities are limited since you shall not have root access to the website hosting server, so you can just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so forth. They're all actions which are carried out within the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the server or only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are plenty of apps for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting
SSH access is featured with all shared web hosting which we provide. With some of them, it's provided by default, while with others it's an additional upgrade that you can add with just a few mouse clicks in your website hosting CP. You could get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you can also find the information that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to choose the password that you'll use and, if needed, you'll be able to modify it with a couple of clicks from the same place. All the commands that may be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.