SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to exchange encoded data between a client and a hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy clients opt for SSH because of the enhanced level of security. The connection is created and the commands are delivered through a command line. The available options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files could be relocated or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives may be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are much more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed and much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server would be affected. Though SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
SSH access is provided with all Linux shared hosting that we provide. With some of them, it is included by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can add with a couple of mouse clicks in your website hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access from the section dedicated to it where you shall also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to choose the password that you will use and, if necessary, you'll be able to change it with several clicks from the same place. All commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.