SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to transfer encoded info between a client and a server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy customers choose SSH mainly because of the improved security level. The connection is created and the commands are delivered through a command line. The available options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files may be relocated or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives may be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are significantly more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be installed and much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, because full root access is required and all the other clients on that server will be affected. Even though SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting
SSH access is provided with all Linux cloud website hosting which we offer. With some of them, it's offered by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade that you can include with a few mouse clicks in your website hosting CP. You can get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the details which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to choose the password that you shall use and, if necessary, you will be able to modify it with a few mouse clicks from the same spot. All commands which can be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article together with relevant examples. 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.