SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and carry out various tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many experienced users, as the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a variety of things with regards to the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the website hosting server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much anything - you could install software or restart certain services including 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 that allow you to use the protocol if your personal computer is working with a different OS as well. The connection is made 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 Shared Web Hosting
SSH access is available with all shared web hosting plans we provide. With some of them, it's offered as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade you can include with several clicks in your website hosting CP. You could get SSH access through the section related to it in which you will also find the information that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could pick the password that you'll use and, if required, you shall be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All commands that could be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.