Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange information between a server and a client. Due to the fact that the information exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of managing a website hosting account. The commands which can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the possibilities are limited because you will not have root access to the machine, so you may simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so forth. These are all actions that are executed within the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to set up server-side software or to restart the machine or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

SSH access is available with all Linux cloud website hosting which we offer you. With some of them, it is offered as standard, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can add with a few clicks from your website hosting CP. You could get SSH access through the section related to it in which you can also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can select the password that you shall use and, if required, you'll be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same place. All of the commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed in 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 through your favorite 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 include it via the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even only for the current month. In either case, you can activate and de-activate the feature with only one click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you can type in the password you want to use, because it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as frequently as you require. A full list of the commands that can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a few examples. An extra feature after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS

When you order a new virtual private server from our company, it shall provide full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to control everything via an SSH console. The function comes by default with all package deals, so you shall not need to enable or upgrade anything. Your server will be set up immediately after you order it and the instant you get the Welcome e mail with the login info, you could connect using the server’s main IP address and start working. Because the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there will be no restrictions with regards to the commands that you can use. You will have full root access, so that you can set up and run any app that can work on a Linux machine, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software running on it.