SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to exchange encrypted data between a client and a web server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy clients opt for SSH because of the better level of security. The connection is created and the commands are delivered via a command line. The offered options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files could be relocated or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives may be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are a lot more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be set up plus much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, because full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Though SSH is used predominantly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

SSH access is offered with all hosting plans that we offer you. With some of them, it is featured as standard, while with others it's an optional upgrade which you can add with just a few clicks from your website hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access through the section related to it in which you will also find the info that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can select the password that you'll use and, if required, you'll be able to modify it with several clicks from the same place. All the commands that may be used with our shared packages are listed in a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is allowed 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 plans, while with others you can add it through the hosting CP if needed - even only for the current month. Either way, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with only one mouse click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can enter the password that you'd like to use, because it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you can also change it as frequently as you require. A complete list of the commands which can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several 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 such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server plans we offer include SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a function that you have to enable. The moment your new server is prepared, you'll be able to connect and start working on your content using the login details you have entered through the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e-mail as well. Since your VPS will be isolated from the other ones on the physical web server, there aren't any limitations in regards to what you can or cannot do through SSH. You may download, install and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux machine, reboot your entire server or simply a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases without restrictions. All you will need for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.