SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and execute different tasks via a command line. The protocol is employed by many experienced users, due to the fact that the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be used for a variety of things based on 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 when the web server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for virtually anything - you can install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which allow you to employ the protocol if your computer is using a different OS as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is provided with all cloud hosting plans that we offer. With some of them, it is offered as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade that you can add with several clicks from your website hosting Control Panel. You can get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you can also find the details which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may select the password that you'll use and, if necessary, you will be able to modify it with several clicks from the same spot. All the commands that can be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.