SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to exchange encoded data between a client and a website hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy users choose SSH mainly because of the better security level. The connection is made and the commands are delivered using a command line. The offered options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files could be moved or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are significantly more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could 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. While SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
SSH access is offered with all Linux shared hosting that we offer you. With some of them, it's offered as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can include with a couple of clicks from your website hosting CP. You can get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you shall also find the information that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can select the password that you'll use and, if necessary, you will be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same spot. All the commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you shall also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.