Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange info between a website hosting server and a client. As the data exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling an Internet hosting account. The commands that may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for example, the alternatives are limited since you will not have root access to the web server, so you may just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They are all actions which are carried out in the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the machine or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are plenty of apps for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access is available with all shared hosting which we provide. With some of them, it is offered as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade that you can add with a couple of mouse clicks in your hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access from the section related to it in which you shall also find the info that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may select the password that you'll use and, if needed, you shall be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same location. All the commands that may be used with our shared packages are listed inside 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 preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.