SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and execute different tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many expert users, as the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be employed for a lot of things depending on the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the website hosting server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for just about everything - you may install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that enable you to employ the protocol if your PC is running a different OS too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access is featured with all Linux shared hosting we offer. With some of them, it is provided as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade you can add with several mouse clicks in your hosting CP. You may get SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can choose the password that you will use and, if necessary, you'll be able to change it with a few mouse clicks from the same location. All the commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your preferred 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 packages, while with others you are able to include it from 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 CP. In the same location, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you could enter the password you want to use, because it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you could also change it as often as you need. A complete list of the commands which can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a few instances. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

If you obtain a new VPS server from our company, it shall offer full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to manage everything through an SSH console. The feature is included as standard with all plans, so you won't need to enable or upgrade anything. Your hosting server shall be set up immediately after you buy it and the instant you get the Welcome e-mail with the login details, you could connect using the server’s main IP address and begin working. Since the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there'll be no restrictions regarding the commands that you can use. You'll have full root access, so that you can install and run any app which can work on a Linux web server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software running on it.