SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and perform various tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed by many skilled users, because the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be used for a lot of things with regards to the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the website hosting server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for pretty much anything - you can install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that enable you to employ the protocol if your computer system is running a different Operating System as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a lot of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

SSH access is offered with all Linux cloud website hosting we offer. With some of them, it is offered as standard, while with others it's an optional upgrade you can add with several mouse clicks in your hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access through the section related to it in which you can also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could select the password which you'll use and, if needed, you shall be able to modify it with several clicks from the same location. All the commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.