Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a server and a client. Due to the fact that the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a 3rd party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of controlling a web hosting account. The commands which can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for example, the choices are limited since you will not have root access to the server, so you could only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. These are all actions that are carried out in the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the web server or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are tons of apps for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

SSH access is featured with all Linux cloud web hosting service we provide. With some of them, it is provided as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade which you can include with several clicks from your website hosting CP. You can get SSH access through the section related to it in which you can also find the info you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could pick the password that you will use and, if required, you'll be able to modify it with a few clicks from the same spot. All the commands that could be used with our shared packages are listed in a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you shall also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you could add it from the hosting CP if required - even just for the current month. In either case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with one click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you may type in the password you want to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as often as you need. The full list of the commands that can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

You'll be able to use SSH to handle your content regardless of which VPS servers you choose when you sign up, due to the fact that all our plans include this feature as standard. You won't have to include or enable anything by hand - the instant your website hosting server is ready and you get the Welcome email with the login info, you may connect and start working on your web sites or any software that you would like to install and run on the server. You'll have root-level access to the VPS and due to the fact that the account shall be isolated from the other accounts within the physical hosting server, you will be able to do anything you need with no restrictions. You could install any application you need and which will work on a Linux-based hosting server, reboot any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and manage your files and databases efficiently.