Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange data between a web server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the two sides is protected, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling a website hosting account. The commands which can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the options are limited because you simply won't have root access to the server, so you may just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. These are all actions which are performed inside the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the option to install server-side software or to restart the server or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are plenty of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

SSH access is offered with all Linux hosting we provide. With some of them, it's included as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade which you can add with several mouse clicks from your hosting CP. You could get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you can also find the info that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can select the password that you will use and, if needed, you will be able to modify it with a couple of clicks from the same place. All commands that may be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you can include it from the hosting CP if necessary - even just for the current month. In either case, you could activate and de-activate the feature with only one mouse click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can easily type the password that you would like to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you can also change it as much as you want. A full list of the commands that can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a few instances. 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 sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

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