SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to exchange protected info between a client and a website hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy clients prefer SSH due to the improved security level. The connection is established and the commands are sent through a command line. The offered options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files may be relocated or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives could be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are significantly more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be set up and more. These things are not possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is required and all the other clients on that server shall be affected. Although SSH is employed predominantly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is featured with all cloud service we offer. With some of them, it is included as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade which you can include with a couple of mouse clicks in your website hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access through the section related to it in which you can also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can pick the password that you shall use and, if needed, you shall be able to modify it with a few clicks from the same spot. All of the commands which may be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is permitted 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 Servers

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you can easily include it from the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. In any case, you could activate and de-activate the feature with just one click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can easily enter the password which you want to use, because 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 much as you want. A full list of the commands which can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a few instances. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server packages we offer come with SSH access as standard, not as an optional upgrade or a feature that you must enable. The moment your new server is prepared, you will 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 shall be sent to you via e mail as well. As your VPS will be isolated from the others on the physical web server, there aren't any limitations in regards to what you can or can't do using SSH. You'll be able to download, set up and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux machine, reboot your entire server or simply a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases with no restrictions. All you'll need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.