SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed by many experienced users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for a variety of things with regards to the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the web server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for virtually anything - you could install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which permit you to employ the protocol if your computer is working with a different OS too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

SSH access is provided with all Linux hosting packages we offer. With some of them, it is offered as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade you can include with several mouse clicks from your hosting CP. You could get SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you shall also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could pick the password that you will use and, if needed, you will be able to change it with several clicks from the same place. All of the commands that can be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.