SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to transfer encoded information between a client and a hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy users opt for SSH due to the improved level of security. The connection is made and the commands are delivered via a command line. The offered options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files can be moved or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives may be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your choices are a lot more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed plus much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is required and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Though SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
SSH access is provided with all cloud hosting plans which we offer. With some of them, it's included by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade that you can add with a couple of mouse clicks from your web hosting CP. You can get SSH access from the section related to it in which you shall also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may select the password which you will use and, if necessary, you'll be able to change it with a couple of clicks from the same location. All the commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.