SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to transfer protected data between a client and a web server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy users favor SSH because of the higher level of security. The connection is established and the commands are sent via a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files may be relocated or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your choices are much more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed and more. These things are not possible on a shared server, because full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. While SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

SSH access is offered with all Linux shared web hosting we offer. With some of them, it's provided by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can add with several mouse clicks from your hosting CP. You could get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to choose the password that you'll use and, if required, you'll be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same spot. All commands that could be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.