Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange data between a website hosting server and a client. As the info exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling a web hosting account. The commands which can be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the possibilities are limited as you simply won't have root access to the hosting server, so you may only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. They're all actions which are executed within the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the machine or only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of apps for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

SSH access is featured with all Linux shared web hosting packages we offer you. With some of them, it's offered by default, while with others it's an additional upgrade you can add with a few mouse clicks in your website hosting CP. You can get SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you shall also find the details you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to choose the password that you will use and, if necessary, you will be able to change it with a couple of clicks from the same spot. All commands which may be used with our shared packages are listed in a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access function is enabled 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 Hosting

SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you may include it via the hosting Control Panel if needed - even just for the current month. Either way, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with one click through 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 could input the password you want to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you may also change it as frequently as you want. The full list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a couple of 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 sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

You shall be able to use SSH to manage your content no matter which Linux VPS hosting packages you pick when you sign up, because all of our plans provide this function as standard. You will not have to include or activate anything manually - as soon as your web server is prepared and you get the Welcome email with the login information, you'll be able to connect and begin working on your sites or any software you want to install and run on the web server. You shall have root-level access to the VPS and because the account shall be separated from all the other accounts inside the physical hosting server, you will be able to do anything you want with no restrictions. You may set up any app you require and that will work on a Linux-based machine, reboot any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and manage your files and databases fast and easy.