SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks through a command line. The protocol is preferred by many skilled users, for the reason that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be used for a number of things depending on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the server permits it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for just about everything - you can install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which enable you to use the protocol if your computer is working with a different Operating System as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

SSH access is provided with all cloud website hosting plans we provide. With some of them, it's included as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade that you can include with several mouse clicks from your hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access through the section related to it in which you can also find the details which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can pick the password which you will use and, if necessary, you'll be able to modify it with several clicks from the same location. All of the commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is enabled for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.