SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to exchange encoded data between a client and a web server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy users prefer SSH because of the enhanced security level. The connection is made and the commands are delivered through a command line. The available options depend on the type of Internet 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 considerably more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be set up and much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is required and all the other clients on that server would 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 Shared Hosting

SSH access is available with all Linux shared hosting we offer. With some of them, it's included as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade which you can include with several mouse clicks from your hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you shall also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can choose the password which you shall use and, if required, you will be able to change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same spot. All commands that may be used with our shared plans are listed within 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 preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you could add it via the hosting CP if necessary - even just for the current month. In either case, you could activate and de-activate the function with one mouse click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can easily type in the password which you want to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you may also change it as much as you require. The full list of the commands which can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a few examples. An extra function after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server plans that we offer come with SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a feature which you have to activate. Once your new server is prepared, you shall be able to connect and start working on your content via the login details you have entered during the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via email too. As your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical hosting server, there are no limitations regarding what you can or cannot do using SSH. You can download, install and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux web server, reboot the whole server or just a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases with virtually no restrictions. All you will require for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.