SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and execute various tasks via a command line. The protocol is popular with many expert users, for the reason that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a lot of things depending on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the web server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for practically everything - you may install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that enable you to employ the protocol if your computer system is using a different Operating System as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a lot of providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
SSH access is offered with all shared hosting that we offer you. With some of them, it is provided by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can include with just a few clicks from your hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access through the section related to it in which you can also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can select the password which you shall use and, if needed, you'll be able to modify it with a couple of clicks from the same spot. All of the commands that could be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.