SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to exchange encoded info between a client and a hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy clients prefer SSH mainly because of the enhanced level of security. The connection is made and the commands are delivered through a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files can be moved or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are considerably more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed and more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server will be affected. Although SSH is used predominantly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

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

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is included by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you will be able to include it via the hosting CP if necessary - even just for the current month. In either case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with just one click through the SSH section of the CP. 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 can type in the password which you want to use, since 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 want. A complete list of the commands which can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and several examples. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

If you purchase a new virtual private server from our company, it shall feature full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to manage everything via an SSH console. The feature comes by default with all plans, so you will not need to enable or upgrade anything. Your web server shall be set up immediately after you order it and as soon as you receive the Welcome e mail with the login details, you can connect using the server’s main IP address and begin working. Given that the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there'll be no restrictions with regards to the commands that you can use. You'll have full root access, so you can install and run any application which can work on a Linux web server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software operating on it.