SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and conduct different tasks through a command line. The protocol is popular with many skilled users, because the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be used for a lot of things depending on the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for practically everything - you could install software or restart particular services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed typically with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is using a different OS as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a lot of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

SSH access is featured with all Linux cloud web hosting which we provide. With some of them, it is featured by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade you can include with several clicks in your web hosting CP. You can get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you can also find the details which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could select the password which you'll use and, if required, you shall be able to change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All the commands which can 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 using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.