SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to transfer encoded data between a client and a hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy users favor SSH due to the higher security level. The connection is established and the commands are delivered through a command line. The offered options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files can be relocated or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives can be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are considerably more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be installed and more. These things are not possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server shall be affected. Though SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

SSH access is featured with all Linux shared web hosting packages that we provide. With some of them, it's included by default, while with others it's an additional upgrade that you can add with a couple of clicks from your web hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access from the section related to it in which you shall also find the information that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can choose the password that you'll use and, if required, you shall be able to change it with several clicks from the same place. All commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is enabled 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 Hosting

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you may add it via 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 a single mouse click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you can easily type in the password you want to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you can also change it as much as you want. A complete list of the commands which can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a few examples. An extra feature after SSH access is activated 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 Web Hosting

All our virtual private server offers provide SSH access by default, so you won't need to add any upgrades or enable anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login information, you shall be able to connect using its primary IP address and the login credentials that you've selected through the signup process. As the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions in terms of the commands which you can run. Your server will be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage just about everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you can work with your files, databases and any applications that you install in a fast and safe way.