Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange data between a website hosting server and a client. Due to the fact that the info exchanged by the two sides is protected, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling an Internet hosting account. The commands that could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the choices are limited because you will not have root access to the hosting server, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. They're all actions which are carried out within the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the option to install server-side software or to restart the server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of apps for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access is offered with all Linux shared hosting we provide. With some of them, it's featured by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can add with just a few mouse clicks from your hosting Control Panel. You can get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you can 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'll use and, if required, you shall be able to modify it with a few clicks from the same place. All the commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you may add it via the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even just for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the feature with a single mouse click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you may type the password that you'd like to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you could also change it as frequently as you require. The full list of the commands that can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

You'll be able to use SSH to manage your content regardless which Linux virtual private servers you pick when you sign up, due to the fact that all our plans provide this feature as standard. You'll not need to add or activate anything manually - as soon as your server is prepared and you receive the Welcome e-mail with the login information, you'll be able to connect and begin working on your Internet sites or any software that you want to set up and run on the server. You will have root-level access to the VPS and since the account will be separated from all of the other accounts inside the physical web server, you will be able to do anything you would like with no restrictions. You can install any application which you need and that shall work on a Linux-based server, reboot any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and work with your files and databases fast and easy.