Find out what SSH is and also just how it is possible to control a whole server using it.
Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange information between a hosting server and a client. Because the data exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of handling an Internet hosting account. The commands which can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the alternatives are limited since you shall not have root access to the server, so you could only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They are all actions which are performed in the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a number of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Website Hosting
SSH access is featured with all Linux website hosting which we offer. With some of them, it's offered by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade which you can add with just a few mouse clicks in your web hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access from the section related to it where you will also find the information that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may select the password that you'll use and, if required, you will be able to modify it with a few clicks from the same location. All commands that can be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.