Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange information between a server and a client. Because the info exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of managing a website hosting account. The commands that could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the alternatives are limited because you will not have root access to the web server, so you may only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. They're all actions that are executed inside the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

SSH access is featured with all shared web hosting services which we provide. With some of them, it's offered by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can add with a couple of clicks in your website hosting CP. You could get SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the info which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to pick the password which you will use and, if required, you'll be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you may add it through the hosting CP if necessary - even just for the current month. In any case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with a single mouse click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you will see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you can easily type in the password which you want to use, because it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you may also change it as much as you require. A complete list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of instances. An extra function after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

The virtual private server packages which we offer come with SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a function which you have to activate. The minute your new server is ready, you shall be able to connect and begin working on your content using the login details that you have entered throughout the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via e mail as well. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical hosting server, there aren't any limitations regarding what you can or cannot do via SSH. You are able to download, install and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux server, reboot the entire server or only a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases with virtually no restrictions. All you'll need for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.