SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a server and execute various tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many skilled users, for the reason that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be employed for a variety of things depending on the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the web server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for just about everything - you may install software or restart certain services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that permit you to employ the protocol if your computer system is using a different Operating System too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a lot of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is available with all cloud hosting we offer you. With some of them, it is featured as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade that you can include with a few mouse clicks from your hosting CP. You could get SSH access from the section dedicated to it where you will also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can select the password that you'll use and, if required, you shall be able to modify it with several clicks from the same place. All of the commands that can be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you shall also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.