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Which Packages Include SSH
The first thing you need to know is that HostGator offers SSH (encrypted/secure shell) access on all Linux hosting plans except Optimized WordPress.
The shared hosting packages also include jailed SSH, which basicaly means it’s limited to your account only.
How To Enable SSH Access
1. Login in to your cPanel account.
2. From the left navigation bar, click on Account Functions.
3. Click on Shell Access
4. Select the particular account followed by the type of SSH access you want. You can choose between normal access or jailed access. In some accounts, you’ll only find the latter.
You can also find under the package tabs for your account.
How To Connect Using SSH
See our follow-up post on how to connect using SSH.
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