SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and conduct various tasks through a command line. The protocol is popular with many experienced users, due to the fact that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be used for lots of things depending on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the web server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for just about anything - you could install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that allow you to employ the protocol if your personal computer is using a different Operating System too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port though many service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

SSH access is offered with all Linux cloud web hosting we offer. With some of them, it's included by default, while with others it's an additional upgrade that you can include with several mouse clicks in your web hosting CP. You could get SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you shall also find the info that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can pick the password that you will use and, if required, you shall be able to modify it with a few clicks from the same location. All commands that may be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is enabled for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.