SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to transfer encoded information between a client and a website hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy customers opt for SSH because of the improved level of security. The connection is made and the commands are sent via a command line. The available options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files can be transferred or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives can be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are much more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be installed and a lot more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server will be affected. Though SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
SSH access is featured with all shared website hosting plans we offer. With some of them, it is provided as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade you can add with just a few mouse clicks in your web hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access from the section related to it in which you can also find the details you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could choose the password which you'll use and, if necessary, you'll be able to change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All of the commands that could be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.