SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to transfer encoded data between a client and a website hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy clients prefer SSH due to the better level of security. The connection is established and the commands are sent through a command line. The available options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files can be relocated or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives could be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your choices are considerably more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed and more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server will be affected. Even though SSH is used predominantly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access is available with all Linux web hosting we provide. With some of them, it's provided as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade which you can add with a few mouse clicks from your web hosting CP. You can get 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 can pick the password that you'll use and, if required, you shall be able to modify it with several clicks from the same location. All of the commands that could be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.