Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange data between a website hosting server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of controlling a website hosting account. The commands that may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the choices are limited because you shall not have root access to the server, so you can only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They're all actions that are executed in the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a variety of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access is provided with all website hosting plans that we offer you. With some of them, it's provided as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade that you can add with several mouse clicks from your hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access from the section dedicated to it where you shall also find the information that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may select the password which you will use and, if needed, you will be able to change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.