Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange data between a website hosting server and a client. As the data exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of handling a hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the choices are limited because you simply won't have root access to the hosting server, so you can only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They're all actions that are carried out within the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the option to install server-side software or to restart the web server or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access is available with all web hosting packages we offer. With some of them, it is included by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can include with a few mouse clicks in your web hosting CP. You can get SSH access from the section related to it where you will also find the details you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could select the password which you shall use and, if needed, you will be able to modify it with a couple of clicks from the same location. All the commands which can be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your favorite 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 include it via the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even just for the current month. In any case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you can easily type the password which you want to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you can also change it as frequently as you require. The full list of the commands that can be performed in 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 enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

All our virtual private server packages feature SSH access by default, so you shall not need to include any upgrades or activate anything - the instant the server is set up and you receive its login information, you will be able to connect through its main IP address and the login credentials that you've chosen during the signup procedure. Because the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there are no restrictions with regards to the commands which you can run. Your server shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage more or less everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. This way, you may work with your files, databases and any apps which you install in a fast and secure way.