Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange data between a server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands which can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the possibilities are limited since you simply won't have root access to the machine, so you could just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. They are all actions which are executed in the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of apps for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

SSH access is available with all Linux shared website hosting packages we offer. With some of them, it's featured as standard, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can add with a few mouse clicks in your hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access from the section related to it in which you will also find the info which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to choose the password which you'll use and, if required, you shall be able to modify it with a couple of clicks from the same place. All commands which can be used with our shared packages are listed in a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.