SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and carry out various tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many knowledgeable users, as the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for lots of things based on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for just about anything - you may install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed typically with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your personal computer is using a different OS too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a number of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access is available with all shared hosting that we provide. With some of them, it is included by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can add with several clicks from your web hosting CP. You may get SSH access from the section dedicated to it where you will also find the details you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could choose the password which you'll use and, if necessary, you shall be able to modify it with several mouse clicks from the same place. All of the commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you shall also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.