SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to exchange encrypted info between a client and a hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy customers prefer SSH mainly because of the enhanced level of security. The connection is created and the commands are sent via a command line. The available options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files could be transferred or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives could be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are much more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be set up and more. These things are not possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is required and all the other customers on that server will be affected. While SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is offered with all cloud plans that we offer. With some of them, it's offered as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can include with just a few clicks in your web hosting CP. You may get SSH access from the section dedicated to it where you can also find the info you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may select the password which you'll use and, if needed, you shall be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same spot. All the commands that could be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access function is permitted 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 as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you could include it through the hosting Control Panel if needed - even just for the current month. In either case, you can activate and de-activate the function with a single click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you may input the password you want to use, because it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as frequently as you need. The full list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a few examples. An extra feature 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 Servers

If you acquire a new VPS server from our company, it will offer full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to manage everything using an SSH console. The feature comes by default with all packages, so you will not have to activate or upgrade anything. Your web server shall be set up immediately after you purchase it and the instant you get the Welcome e-mail with the login info, you may connect through the server’s primary IP address and start working. As the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there'll be no restrictions in terms of the commands that you can use. You shall have full root access, so you can install and run any app which can work on a Linux hosting server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software running on it.