SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to exchange encoded data between a client and a web server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy users favor SSH because of the higher level of security. The connection is created and the commands are delivered via a command line. The available options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files may be transferred or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives could be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your choices are considerably more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed and a lot more. These things are not possible on a shared server, since full root access is required and all the other clients on that server would be affected. Although SSH is used largely with UNIX-like OSs, 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 cloud website hosting we offer. With some of them, it's included as standard, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can include with just a few mouse clicks from your web hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access from the section related to it where you shall also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could select the password which you shall use and, if necessary, you'll be able to change it with a few clicks from the same place. All commands which can be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.