Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange information between a web server and a client. Because the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling an Internet hosting account. The commands that could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the options are limited because you won't have root access to the hosting server, so you may only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They're all actions which are executed in the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of applications for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
SSH access is featured with all Linux cloud hosting which we offer you. With some of them, it's offered as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade which you can add with just a few clicks from your hosting CP. You could get SSH access through the section related to it where you will also find the info which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may choose the password which you'll use and, if necessary, you'll be able to change it with several clicks from the same spot. All commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed within 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 through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.