SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a server and carry out various tasks through a command line. The protocol is preferred by many experienced users, due to the fact that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for lots of things based on the type of website 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 when the hosting server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much anything - you can install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed typically with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different OS too. 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 service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access is offered with all Linux website hosting packages that we offer you. With some of them, it's featured as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade you can include with just a few clicks from your web hosting CP. You may get SSH access from the section related to it where 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 shall use and, if needed, you'll be able to modify it with several mouse clicks from the same location. All commands that may be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

All our virtual private server plans feature SSH access by default, so you will not have to add any upgrades or activate anything - the moment the server is set up and you receive its login details, you will be able to connect using its primary IP address and the login credentials which you've picked throughout the signup process. Because the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there are no restrictions in terms of the commands which you could run. Your server will be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage pretty much everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. That way, you'll be able to work with your files, databases and any applications that you install in a fast and safe way.