SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a server and execute various tasks using a command line. The protocol is preferred by many knowledgeable users, as the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be used for a number of things with regards to the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for just about everything - you can install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which enable you to employ the protocol if your PC is working with a different OS as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a number of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

SSH access is provided with all cloud web hosting plans we offer you. With some of them, it is offered by default, while with others it's an additional upgrade that you can include with several clicks in your web hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access from the section dedicated to it where you can also find the info that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can pick the password that you'll use and, if required, you shall be able to change it with several clicks from the same location. All the commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.