SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to exchange protected data between a client and a website hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy users favor SSH because of the better security level. The connection is made and the commands are sent via a command line. The available options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files may be relocated or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives may be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your choices are a lot more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be installed and a lot more. These things are not possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server will be affected. While SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access is offered with all Linux shared hosting that we offer you. With some of them, it's offered as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade which you can include with a couple of clicks from your web hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access from the section related to it in which you shall also find the information that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can pick the password that you will use and, if necessary, you'll be able to modify it with a few clicks from the same location. All the commands that could be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article along with relevant examples. 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 included by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you may add it from the hosting CP if needed - even only for the current month. Either way, you could activate and de-activate the feature with only one mouse click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you may input the password that you'd like to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you could also change it as much as you want. A full list of the commands that can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

If you purchase a new virtual private server from us, it shall offer full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to control everything via an SSH console. The feature comes as standard with all packages, so you will not have to allow or upgrade anything. Your server will be set up soon after you get it and the minute you get the Welcome e mail with the login info, you may connect using the server’s main IP address and begin working. Because 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 you can use. You'll have full root access, so that you can set up and run any app which can work on a Linux hosting server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software operating on it.