Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a website hosting server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling a hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the possibilities are limited as you shall not have root access to the machine, so you may only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. They are all actions that are performed within the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to install server-side software or to restart the machine or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are plenty of apps for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is featured with all Linux cloud hosting services we offer. With some of them, it is provided as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade which you can include with a couple of mouse clicks from your web hosting CP. You could get SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the details which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can pick the password that you'll use and, if required, you'll be able to change it with a few clicks from the same place. All of the commands that 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 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 plans, while with others you are able to include it through the hosting CP if needed - even just for the current month. Either way, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with only one mouse click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can type the password that you'd like 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 could also change it as frequently as you require. A full list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

The virtual private server offers we offer feature SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a feature which you need to activate. As soon as your new server is ready, you will be able to connect and start working on your content using the login details that you've entered throughout the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e mail too. Because your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical web server, there are no limitations in regards to what you can or can't do via SSH. You can download, set up and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux web server, reboot your entire server or just a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases with virtually no restrictions. All you will require for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.