SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a server and conduct various tasks through a command line. The protocol is used by many knowledgeable users, since the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be employed for lots of things based on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually anything - you can install software or restart particular services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that allow you to use the protocol if your personal computer is working with a different OS too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port though many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access is offered with all web hosting which we offer you. With some of them, it is included by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade which you can include with a few clicks from your hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you can also find the info which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can select the password which you shall use and, if necessary, you will be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same location. All the commands which can be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.