Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a hosting server and a client. Due to the fact that the info exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling a hosting account. The commands which can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the alternatives are limited because you won't have root access to the website hosting server, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They are all actions which are executed in the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

SSH access is provided with all shared web hosting which we offer. With some of them, it's provided by default, while with others it's an additional upgrade that you can include with a few mouse clicks in your website hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you can also find the information that 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 clicks from the same location. All the commands that may be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you shall also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.