SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and perform various tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed by many experienced users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for a lot of things based 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 server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for practically anything - you could install software or restart specific services like 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 that enable you to employ the protocol if your computer is running a different OS too. 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 number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

SSH access is available with all Linux cloud web hosting services which we offer. With some of them, it's featured by default, while with others it's an additional upgrade you can include with a couple of mouse clicks in your website hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you shall also find the details which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to select the password that you will use and, if needed, you will be able to modify it with a few clicks from the same spot. All commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article along 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.