SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a web server and execute different tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed by many expert users, due to the fact that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be employed for lots of things with regards to the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for pretty much anything - you can install software or restart certain services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which allow you to employ the protocol if your personal computer is working with a different Operating System as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though many providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting
SSH access is provided with all cloud web hosting plans that we provide. With some of them, it is included by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade you can add with a few clicks from your hosting CP. You can get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you shall also find the info which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may select the password which you'll use and, if needed, you'll be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same location. All of the commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.