SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and conduct different tasks via a command line. The protocol is popular with many expert users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be used for a number of things with regards to the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the website hosting server permits it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for virtually anything - you may install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your computer system is running a different Operating System as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

SSH access is offered with all Linux shared website hosting packages that we offer you. With some of them, it's featured by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can include with several mouse clicks in your web hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access through the section related to it where you will also find the info you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may pick the password which you'll use and, if required, you'll be able to change it with a few clicks from the same spot. All the commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.