SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and conduct different tasks using a command line. The protocol is popular with many knowledgeable users, since the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be employed for a variety of things based on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the website hosting server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for practically anything - you may install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that permit you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different Operating System too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a lot of service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
SSH access is offered with all cloud hosting plans we provide. With some of them, it is featured by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade that you can include with a couple of clicks from your website hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access through the section related to it in which you will also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can choose the password that you'll use and, if necessary, you will be able to change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All of the commands which could be used with our shared packages are listed in a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.