Learn more about SSH and how this simple protocol can provide you with the ability to quickly manage whole servers.
SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks using a command line. The protocol is used by many knowledgeable users, as the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access could be employed for lots of things depending on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much anything - you could install software or restart particular services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used typically with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which allow you to employ the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different OS as well. 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 Hosting
SSH access is provided with all Linux hosting packages that we provide. With some of them, it's featured by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can include with a few mouse clicks from your web hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access from the section related to it where you will also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may choose the password that you shall use and, if needed, you will be able to change it with a couple of clicks from the same place. All the commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.