SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to transfer encoded data between a client and a website hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy customers prefer SSH due to the improved security level. The connection is created and the commands are sent through a command line. The available options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files could be transferred or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives can be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are considerably more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be set up and more. These things are not possible on a shared server, since full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server would be affected. Although SSH is used largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access is provided with all web hosting service we provide. With some of them, it is included as standard, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can include with a few mouse clicks from your web hosting CP. You can get SSH access from the section related to it where you shall also find the info you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could choose the password that you will use and, if required, you'll be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same place. All of the commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is provided by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you will be able to add it through the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. In any case, you can activate and de-activate the feature with one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you could input the password you want to use, because it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you can also change it as often as you require. A full list of the commands that can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

If you get a new VPS server from us, it shall provide full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to manage everything using an SSH console. The function comes by default with all packages, so you won't have to enable or upgrade anything. Your hosting server will be set up immediately after you order it and the instant you receive the Welcome email with the login information, you may connect via the server’s primary IP address and begin working. Because the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts on the physical machine, there will be no restrictions regarding the commands that you can use. You'll have full root access, so that you can set up and run any application that can work on a Linux hosting server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software operating on it.