SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to transfer encoded data between a client and a website hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy users favor SSH because of the better level of security. The connection is established and the commands are sent using a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files can be moved or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives could be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are a lot more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed plus much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Though SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.
SSH Telnet in Website Hosting
SSH access is available with all Linux website hosting packages we offer you. With some of them, it's included as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can include with several mouse clicks in your website hosting Control Panel. You can get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you shall also find the information that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could choose the password which you shall use and, if needed, you'll be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same location. All the commands that may be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.