Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange data between a web server and a client. As the information exchanged by the two sides is protected, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling a hosting account. The commands that may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for instance, the options are limited since you'll not have root access to the web server, so you could just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. They're all actions that are performed in the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Through 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 through a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are plenty of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting
SSH access is featured with all Linux cloud website hosting that we offer you. With some of them, it's included by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade you can include with just a few clicks from your hosting CP. You could get SSH access from the section related to it where you will also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can pick the password that you will use and, if necessary, you'll be able to modify it with several clicks from the same location. All commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.