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 info between a hosting server and a client. Since the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of managing a website hosting account. The commands that may be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the options are limited as you will not have root access to the web server, so you can just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. These are all actions that are executed in the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the option to install server-side software or to restart the web server or only a particular 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 variety of apps for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access is offered with all web hosting we provide. With some of them, it is featured by default, while with others it's an additional upgrade which you can include with just a few clicks from your website hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could choose the password that you will use and, if required, you'll be able to change it with a couple of clicks from the same place. All of the commands which may be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using 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 plans, while with others you are able to add it through the hosting Control Panel if needed - even just for the current month. In any case, you could activate and de-activate the function with a single mouse click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you may type the password that you would like to use, as 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 require. A complete list of the commands that can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and several examples. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled will 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 Servers

All our VPS server offers feature SSH access by default, so you will not have to add any upgrades or activate anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login details, you'll be able to connect via its main IP address and the login credentials that you have picked throughout the signup process. Since the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions regarding the commands that you could run. Your server shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage pretty much everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. Thus, you are able to work with your files, databases and any applications that you install in a fast and safe way.