SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to exchange encrypted information between a client and a server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy customers favor SSH due to the higher security level. The connection is established and the commands are sent via a command line. The available options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files can be relocated or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives may be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your choices are much more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be installed and much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Although SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Hosting
SSH access is provided with all Linux hosting packages which we offer you. With some of them, it's featured as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can include with a few clicks in your hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access through the section related to it where you shall also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to choose the password which you will use and, if necessary, you shall be able to change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All the commands that can be used with our shared packages are listed in a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you shall also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.