SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many expert users, for the reason that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be employed for lots of things based on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for just about anything - you could install software or restart certain services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which enable you to use the protocol if your PC is using a different OS too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

SSH access is available with all Linux cloud web hosting packages that we offer you. With some of them, it's featured as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade which you can add with a few mouse clicks in your website hosting CP. You could get SSH access through the section related to it where you will also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to choose the password that you shall use and, if necessary, you'll be able to modify it with a few clicks from the same location. All commands which can be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you shall also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.