SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to transfer protected info between a client and a hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy clients opt for SSH because of the higher level of security. The connection is made and the commands are delivered using a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for example, 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 choices are much more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed plus much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server will be affected. Although SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.

SSH Telnet in Web Hosting

SSH access is featured with all Linux web hosting we offer. With some of them, it's featured as standard, while with others it's an optional upgrade which you can add with a few clicks in your hosting Control Panel. You can get SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the info you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to select the password that you'll use and, if necessary, you will be able to change it with a few clicks from the same location. All of the commands which may be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is enabled 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 provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you may include it from the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the feature with a single click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you can input the password which you want to use, because it doesn't 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 performed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and several examples. 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 kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server solutions that we offer provide SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a feature that you need to enable. 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 during the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via email as well. Because your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical hosting server, there aren't any limitations regarding what you can or can't do via SSH. You are able to download, install and manage any piece of software that will run on a Linux machine, reboot the entire server or simply a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases without restrictions. All you will need for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.