Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a website hosting server and a client. Because the information exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of controlling an Internet hosting account. The commands that can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the possibilities are limited since you will not have root access to the machine, so you can simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They're all actions which are performed within the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the machine or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of apps for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is available with all Linux cloud hosting we provide. With some of them, it's provided by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can add with just a few mouse clicks from your hosting CP. You could get SSH access from the section related to it where you shall also find the details you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can pick the password which you will use and, if required, you will be able to modify it with a few mouse clicks from the same spot. All commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.