Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange information between a server and a client. As the information exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of managing a web hosting account. The commands that may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the choices are limited as you will not 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 forth. They are all actions which are executed in the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you will be able to set up server-side software or to restart the 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 plenty of applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is provided with all Linux cloud hosting packages which we offer. With some of them, it's provided as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade which you can include with a few mouse clicks in your website hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access from the section related to it where you shall also find the info you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could pick the password that you shall use and, if necessary, you shall be able to modify it with a couple of clicks from the same location. All of the commands which could be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.