Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange information between a hosting server and a client. Due to the fact that the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a 3rd party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands which may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the options are limited because you simply won't have root access to the web server, so you may simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. They are all actions that are carried out within the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able to set up server-side software or to restart the server or only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access is provided with all Linux website hosting packages we offer you. With some of them, it is provided as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade that you can include with just a few clicks in your web hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access from the section related to it in which you will also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can choose the password which you'll use and, if needed, you will be able to modify it with several mouse clicks from the same spot. All the commands which can be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is enabled for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you are able to add it via the hosting CP if required - even only for the current month. Either way, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you could enter the password which you want to use, because it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you may also change it as often as you need. A full list of the commands which can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and several instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

When you get a new virtual private server from our company, it will come with full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to control everything through an SSH console. The feature is provided as standard with all package deals, so you won't have to enable or upgrade anything. Your hosting server will be set up soon after you purchase it and the instant you get the Welcome email with the login information, you could connect using the server’s primary IP address and begin working. As the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there won't be any restrictions regarding the commands which you can use. You'll have full root access, so that you could set up and run any app which can work on a Linux machine, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software running on it.