SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a web server and perform different tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many expert users, for the reason that the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be employed for a variety of things depending on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the web server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for practically everything - you can install software or restart certain services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that enable you to employ the protocol if your computer is using a different OS too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a number of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access is offered with all Linux website hosting packages that we provide. With some of them, it's featured by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can add with several clicks in your web hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the info you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to select the password which you'll use and, if required, you will be able to change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All of the commands that may be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.