Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange data between a website hosting server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of controlling a website hosting account. The commands which can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for instance, the alternatives are limited because you'll not have root access to the website hosting server, so you could simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. They are all actions that are carried out in the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the option to install server-side software or to restart the server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of applications for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is provided with all Linux cloud hosting packages that we provide. With some of them, it's included as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade which you can add with just a few clicks in your website hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access from the section related to it where you can also find the details you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could select the password that you shall use and, if required, you shall be able to change it with several clicks from the same place. All commands which can be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is allowed 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 by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you may include it via the hosting CP if needed - even just for the current month. In either case, you could activate and de-activate the function with one mouse click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you may type in the password that you would like to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you can also change it as frequently as you need. The full list of the commands which can be performed within 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 shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

The virtual private server offers that we offer provide SSH access as standard, not as an additional upgrade or a function that you should activate. As soon as your new server is prepared, you shall be able to connect and start working on your content via the login details you have entered during the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via email as well. As your VPS will be isolated from the others on the physical web server, there aren't any limitations in regards to what you can or can't do through SSH. You can download, install and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux machine, reboot the whole server or just a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases with virtually no restrictions. All you will need for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.