SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and carry out different tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many experienced users, due to the fact that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be used for a lot of things with regards to the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the website hosting server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for just about anything - you can install software or restart particular services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your computer system is running a different OS too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access is featured with all website hosting plans which we provide. With some of them, it's featured by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade that you can include with just a few clicks from your hosting CP. You can get SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the details which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can choose the password that you will use and, if needed, you shall be able to modify it with several mouse clicks from the same place. All the commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.