Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a hosting server and a client. Since the info exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of managing a web hosting account. The commands which may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, in particular, the options are limited since you will not have root access to the server, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. They're all actions which are executed in the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting
SSH access is available with all Linux cloud website hosting we provide. With some of them, it's provided by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade you can add with a couple of mouse clicks in your web hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to pick the password which you will use and, if needed, you'll be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same location. All of the commands which could be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is enabled for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.