SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to exchange protected information between a client and a server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy clients opt for SSH due to the higher level of security. The connection is created and the commands are delivered through a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files could be transferred or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives may 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 can be set up and more. These things are not possible on a shared server, because full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Although SSH is used predominantly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
SSH access is available with all shared website hosting we offer you. With some of them, it's included by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade you can add with several clicks from your website hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access through the section related to it where you shall also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may choose the password which you will use and, if needed, you shall be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same place. All the commands which could be used with our shared packages 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 through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.