Quoted directly from ssh.org, "SSH Secure Shell is the standard for remote logins and file transfer over the Internet. It encrypts all traffic, and provides a high level of protection against hacker attacks. Main features of Secure Shell include secure remote logins, terminal emulation, fully integrated secure file transfers, secure tunneling of X11 traffic, and secure access to e-mail over the Internet." For a free SSH client, consider:
- PuTTY Secure Shell (SSH) - Highly Recommended. PuTTY is a free Win32 Telnet/SSH (Secure Shell) client that permits a high-level of encryption when logging into localhost.
- PenguiNet - PenguiNet is another free Win32 Telnet/SSH (Secure Shell) client that permits a high-level of encrytion when logging into localhost. (Note: This web site is often blocked in China. In order to access it, you will need to configure your web browser to use a proxy server.)
- NiftyTelnet - NiftyTelnet is the MAC version for encypted terminal sessions using SSH (Secure Shell).
Whichever SSH program you choose to use to access your web hosting account on our systems, configure it for SSH Protocol Version 2.
For our additional internet security recommendations, please review the following: Internet / Web Security.