What is SSH? How can you control a server over SSH?
SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to exchange protected information between a client and a website hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy customers choose SSH mainly because of the higher security level. The connection is established and the commands are delivered using a command line. The available options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files can be moved or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are considerably more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be set up plus much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, since full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server will be affected. Although SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
SSH access is provided with all Linux shared hosting that we provide. With some of them, it's included as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade you can include with a couple of clicks in your hosting CP. You can get SSH access through the section related to it where you will also find the info which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to select the password which you shall use and, if required, you will be able to change it with several clicks from the same location. All the commands which could be used with our shared packages are listed in a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is enabled for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.