Find out what SSH is and exactly how you can control a whole server along with it.
SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to transfer encrypted data between a client and a web server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy clients favor SSH mainly because of the improved security level. The connection is created and the commands are delivered through a command line. The available options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files can be transferred or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives can be created 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 may be installed and a lot more. These things are not possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is required and all the other customers on that server would be affected. Although SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
SSH access is provided with all shared hosting that we provide. With some of them, it's offered by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can include with several mouse clicks in your website hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you can also find the details you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to pick the password that you shall use and, if needed, you shall be able to modify it with a few clicks from the same place. All commands that can be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.