Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. Since the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of managing a hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the options are limited because you shall not have root access to the web server, so you may just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They are all actions that are carried out within the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a number of applications for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access is provided with all website hosting we offer. With some of them, it's featured by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can add with a couple of mouse clicks in your website hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access from the section dedicated to it where you shall also find the info that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to select the password which you shall use and, if needed, you will be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same location. All the commands which can be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.