SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a server and perform different tasks through a command line. The protocol is preferred by many knowledgeable users, for the reason that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for a variety of things depending on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much anything - you may install software or restart certain services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which enable you to use the protocol if your PC is using a different Operating System too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is available with all cloud hosting which we offer you. With some of them, it's offered as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade that you can add with several clicks from your web hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you can also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to pick the password which you shall use and, if required, you'll be able to change it with a few clicks from the same place. All the commands that could be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you shall also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is included as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you may include it through the hosting CP if needed - even only for the current month. In any case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with just one mouse click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can type the password that you would like to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you may also change it as much as you require. A complete list of the commands that can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a number of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

If you get a new VPS server from us, it will offer full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to handle everything using an SSH console. The feature comes as standard with all package deals, so you won't have to enable or upgrade anything. Your website hosting server shall be set up right after you order it and the minute you receive the Welcome e-mail with the login information, you could connect via the server’s main IP address and start working. Since the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there will be no restrictions regarding the commands you can use. You shall have full root access, so that you can install and run any application that can work on a Linux machine, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software operating on it.