Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange data between a hosting server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the two sides is protected, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of managing an Internet hosting account. The commands that may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, in particular, the possibilities are limited as you will not have root access to the website hosting server, so you could just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so on. These are all actions that are performed inside the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the server or only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of applications for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is featured with all Linux cloud services that we offer. With some of them, it is offered as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can include with several clicks in your hosting CP. You could get SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you shall also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could select the password which you shall use and, if necessary, you shall be able to change it with a couple of clicks from the same place. All commands that can be used with our shared plans are listed in 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 offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you will be able to add it via the hosting CP if needed - even just for the current month. Either way, you could activate and de-activate the feature with one click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you can easily type in the password that you would like to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you could also change it as frequently as you require. A complete list of the commands that can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several 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 that supports this kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS

If you get a new virtual private server from us, it'll feature full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to manage everything via an SSH console. The feature comes as standard with all package deals, so you shall not need to enable or upgrade anything. Your web server shall be set up right after you buy it and the moment you receive the Welcome email with the login info, you may connect via the server’s main IP address and begin working. Because the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there will be no restrictions in terms of the commands which you can use. You shall have full root access, so you can install and run any app that can work on a Linux machine, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the entire machine or any software operating on it.