What precisely is SSH? How to handle a server via SSH?
SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to transfer encrypted info between a client and a website hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy customers prefer SSH due to the improved security level. The connection is established and the commands are delivered through a command line. The available options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files may be moved or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives may be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are significantly more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be set up plus much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, because full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server shall be affected. Though SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
SSH access is featured with all shared plans which we provide. With some of them, it's offered by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can include with a couple of clicks from your hosting Control Panel. You can get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you shall also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could choose the password that you shall use and, if necessary, you shall be able to modify it with a few clicks from the same place. All commands that may be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.