SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a server and execute various tasks through a command line. The protocol is used by many experienced users, due to the fact that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be employed for a lot of things with regards to the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the web server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for practically everything - you could install software or restart certain services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which enable you to use the protocol if your computer is using a different OS as well. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is provided with all cloud plans which we offer you. With some of them, it's provided by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade you can include with a few mouse clicks in your web hosting CP. You can get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you can also find the info you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may select the password which you shall use and, if necessary, you shall be able to change it with a few clicks from the same place. All of the commands that can be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.