SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and perform various tasks via a command line. The protocol is popular with many knowledgeable users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a number of things with regards to the type of 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 server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for pretty much anything - you may install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that allow you to employ the protocol if your computer system is using a different Operating System too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a number of service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
SSH access is provided with all cloud hosting that we offer you. With some of them, it is featured as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade you can include with just a few clicks in your website hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access through the section related to it in which you can also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could select the password which you will use and, if needed, you shall be able to modify it with several clicks from the same place. All of the commands which can be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.