SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and conduct different tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many knowledgeable users, since the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be used for a lot of things based on the type of Internet 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 website hosting server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for practically everything - you can install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which enable you to use the protocol if your computer is using a different Operating System too. The connection is created 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 Hosting

SSH access is featured with all Linux cloud hosting that we offer. With some of them, it is included by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade that you can add with several mouse clicks in your website hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you will also find the information that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to pick the password that you will use and, if necessary, you'll be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same location. All commands that may be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.