SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to transfer encrypted info between a client and a hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy clients choose SSH due to the better security level. The connection is created and the commands are sent using a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files can be transferred or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives may be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are a lot more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be installed and a lot more. These things are not possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is required and all the other clients on that server shall be affected. Although SSH is employed largely 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 offered with all cloud plans that we provide. With some of them, it is provided by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade that you can add with a few clicks in your website hosting CP. You could get SSH access from the section related to it where you shall also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to choose the password which you will use and, if required, you shall be able to modify it with several clicks from the same spot. All the commands that can be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.