SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to exchange protected data between a client and a server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy users opt for SSH due to the enhanced level of security. The connection is created and the commands are sent through a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files could be relocated or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives can be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are a lot more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed plus much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, since full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server will be affected. While SSH is employed predominantly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is featured with all Linux cloud hosting that we offer. With some of them, it is featured as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade you can add with a couple of clicks from your hosting CP. You could get SSH access from the section dedicated to it where you shall also find the details you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to pick the password which you will use and, if necessary, you'll be able to modify it with a couple of clicks from the same location. All commands which can be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is included by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you are able to add it via the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even only for the current month. In any case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with just one mouse click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you can type in the password you want to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you may also change it as often as you need. A complete list of the commands that can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a few examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

You shall be able to use SSH to handle your content irrespective of which VPS servers you pick when you sign up, as all our packages provide this feature by default. You won't have to add or activate anything manually - the minute your hosting server is prepared and you receive the Welcome e-mail with the login information, you'll be able to connect and start working on your sites or any software that you want to install and run on the web server. You'll have root-level access to the VPS and due to the fact that the account will be isolated from all the other accounts on the physical web server, you shall be able to do anything you want without any restrictions. You may install any application you require and which will run on a Linux-based server, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and handle your files and databases quickly and easily.