SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to exchange encoded data between a client and a web server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy customers opt for SSH mainly because of the higher security level. The connection is created and the commands are delivered via a command line. The offered options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files can be moved or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are a lot more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be set up and more. These things are not possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is required and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Even though SSH is used largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
SSH access is featured with all Linux cloud packages we provide. With some of them, it is offered by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can include with several clicks in your web hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access from the section dedicated to it where you will also find the info which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could select the password which you will use and, if necessary, you'll be able to modify it with a few clicks from the same place. All commands which could be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.