Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a server and a client. Given that the info exchanged by the two sides is protected, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of managing an Internet hosting account. The commands that may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for example, the possibilities are limited because you won't have root access to the machine, so you can simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. These are all actions which are carried out inside the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are tons of applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
SSH access is offered with all Linux cloud packages we provide. With some of them, it's featured by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade which you can add with several clicks from your website hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access through the section related to it where you can also find the details you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to pick the password that you'll use and, if required, you will be able to modify it with a few clicks from the same spot. All the commands that may be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.