SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to exchange encoded info between a client and a web server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy users favor SSH due to the higher security level. The connection is created and the commands are delivered via a command line. The available options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files could be relocated or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your choices are significantly more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be set up and a lot more. These things are not possible on a shared server, since full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server would be affected. Though SSH is used largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access is provided with all Linux shared hosting we offer. With some of them, it is offered as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade you can include with several mouse clicks from your web hosting CP. You could get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you can also find the info which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to select the password that you'll use and, if necessary, you will be able to modify it with a couple of clicks from the same spot. All commands which could be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you can easily add it via the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even just for the current month. In either case, you could activate and de-activate the function with one mouse click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you could enter the password you want to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you could also change it as often as you want. The full list of the commands which can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS

If you purchase a new virtual private server from us, it will come with full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to handle everything using an SSH console. The function is included as standard with all package deals, so you shall not need to activate or upgrade anything. Your web server shall be set up soon after you buy it and the moment you receive the Welcome email with the login information, you may connect using the server’s primary IP address and start working. As the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there won't be any restrictions with regards to the commands that you can use. You will have full root access, so that you could install 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.