Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange info between a website hosting server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of handling a hosting account. The commands which may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, in particular, the options are limited since you simply won't have root access to the server, so you may just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. They are all actions that are performed within the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will be able to install server-side software or to restart the hosting server or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a variety of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
SSH access is featured with all shared website hosting plans we offer. With some of them, it is included by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade you can add with a couple of mouse clicks in your web hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access through 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 can pick the password that you shall use and, if required, you will be able to modify it with a few mouse clicks from the same location. All commands that could be used with our shared packages are listed in a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you shall also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.