SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to exchange encoded information between a client and a web server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy clients favor SSH because of the better security level. The connection is created and the commands are sent using a command line. The offered options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files can be moved or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives can be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are much more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be installed and much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, because full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server would be affected. Although SSH is used largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting
SSH access is available with all Linux shared web hosting packages which we provide. With some of them, it is offered as standard, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can include with just a few clicks from your website hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access from the section dedicated to it where you will also find the info which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to choose the password that you'll use and, if needed, you'll be able to change it with a few mouse clicks from the same spot. All of the commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting
All our virtual private server solutions include SSH access by default, so you won't need to include any upgrades or enable anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login information, you shall be able to connect using its main IP address and the login credentials which you have selected through the signup process. Since the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there are no restrictions regarding the commands that you could run. Your server shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage virtually everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you are able to work with your files, databases and any applications you install in a fast and protected way.