SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks using a command line. The protocol is employed by many knowledgeable users, because the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be employed for a number of things based on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the web server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually anything - you could install software or restart certain services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that enable you to employ the protocol if your PC is working with a different Operating System too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a lot of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

SSH access is provided with all cloud web hosting that we offer. With some of them, it's offered by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can add with just a few clicks in your web hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access from the section related to it in which you can also find the info you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can select the password which you will use and, if necessary, you'll be able to change it with a few mouse clicks from the same location. All commands which can be used with our shared packages are listed in a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.