SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to transfer encrypted information between a client and a web server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy customers opt for SSH because of the better level of security. The connection is made and the commands are delivered using a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files can be transferred or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives could be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are much more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be set up plus much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, since full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server would be affected. Even though SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access is offered with all Linux web hosting packages we offer you. With some of them, it is provided by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can include with just a few clicks in your web hosting CP. You can get SSH access from the section related to it in which you shall also find the details which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could pick the password that you will use and, if needed, you shall be able to modify it with a few mouse clicks from the same place. All commands that may 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 shall also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you may add it through the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even just for the current month. In any case, you could activate and de-activate the function with just one click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you may input the password that you would like to use, because it doesn't 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 want. The full list of the commands that can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a few examples. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled shall 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 Hosting

All our virtual private server solutions include SSH access by default, so you won't have to include any upgrades or enable anything - the moment the server is set up and you receive its login information, you shall be able to connect using its primary IP address and the login credentials which you've picked throughout the signup procedure. Because the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions with regards to the commands that you could run. Your server will be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you shall be able to manage virtually everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you may work with your files, databases and any applications that you install in a fast and protected way.