Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange data between a website hosting server and a client. Due to the fact that the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a third party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of managing an Internet hosting account. The commands which can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the options are limited as you will not have root access to the website hosting server, so you may simply create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. They're all actions which are carried out in the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like OS, there are tons of applications for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access is offered with all web hosting plans we provide. With some of them, it's included as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade which you can include with a couple of clicks in your hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access from the section related to it where you shall also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may pick the password that you shall use and, if needed, you'll be able to change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same location. All of the commands that could be used with our shared packages are listed in a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is enabled for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your favorite 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 solutions, while with others you are able to include it through the hosting CP if required - even just for the current month. Either way, you could activate and de-activate the feature with a single mouse 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 shall also find a box where you can easily enter the password that you'd like to use, as it doesn't have 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. A full list of the commands which can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several examples. An extra function after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

If you acquire a new VPS server from us, it will provide full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to control everything via an SSH console. The feature is included by default with all plans, so you will not have to enable or upgrade anything. Your web server shall be set up shortly after you buy it and as soon as you receive the Welcome e mail with the login details, you could connect through the server’s main IP address and start working. As the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there won't be any restrictions regarding the commands which you can use. You shall have full root access, so you can install and run any app which can work on a Linux hosting server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software running on it.