Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange information between a web server and a client. Given that the information exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling an Internet hosting account. The commands that may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the possibilities are limited since you will not have root access to the machine, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. They are all actions which are executed inside the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through 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 hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

SSH access is provided with all Linux cloud web hosting packages we offer you. With some of them, it's offered as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade you can include with a few clicks from your website hosting CP. You could get SSH access from the section related to it in which you can also find the info you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can choose the password which you will use and, if needed, you will be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same location. All of the commands that may be used with our shared packages are listed in a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your favorite 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 will be able to add it from the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with just one mouse click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you could type in the password that you'd like to use, because it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you can also change it as much as you need. The full list of the commands which can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and several examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS

All our virtual private server offers include SSH access as standard, so you will not need to include any upgrades or enable anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login details, you will be able to connect using its main IP address and the login credentials that you have selected during the signup procedure. Because the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions in terms of the commands that you may run. Your server shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage just about everything through a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you'll be able to work with your files, databases and any applications which you install in a fast and secure way.