SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to transfer encoded data between a client and a website hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy users choose SSH due to the better security level. The connection is established and the commands are delivered using 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 set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are significantly more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be set up and a lot more. These things are not possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server will be affected. While SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access is offered with all Linux website hosting which we provide. With some of them, it is offered as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade you can include with just a few mouse clicks in your web hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you will also find the details which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can select the password that you shall use and, if necessary, you shall be able to change it with a few mouse clicks from the same location. All commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is provided by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you will be able to include it from the hosting Control Panel if needed - even just for the current month. Either way, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with just one click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can easily type in the password you want to use, since it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you could also change it as often as you need. A full list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a few 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 this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

The virtual private server offers that we offer come with SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a function that you must activate. The moment your new server is prepared, you will be able to connect and start working on your content using the login details that you have entered throughout the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e-mail too. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical server, there aren't any limitations regarding what you can or cannot do via SSH. You could download, set up and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux server, reboot your entire server or just a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases with no restrictions. All you will need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.