SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to transfer 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 opt for SSH because of the better level of security. The connection is created and the commands are delivered via a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files could be moved or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives could be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are a lot more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be set up and a lot more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server shall be affected. Even though SSH is used largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access is available with all Linux shared service that we offer you. With some of them, it is offered by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade that you can include with just a few mouse clicks from your hosting CP. You could get SSH access through the section related to it where you shall also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to select the password that you shall use and, if necessary, you shall be able to change it with a few mouse clicks from the same place. All commands which can be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is allowed 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 Servers

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you could include it via the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with just one mouse click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll 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 the password which you want to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you could also change it as often as you want. A full list of the commands that can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a number of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server offers we offer feature SSH access as standard, not as an optional upgrade or a feature that you should enable. As soon as your new server is prepared, you'll be able to connect and begin working on your content through the login details which you have entered through the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via e mail too. Since your VPS will be isolated from the other ones on the physical web server, there aren't any limitations as to what you can or can't do via SSH. You may download, set up and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux web server, reboot the whole server or simply a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you will require for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.