SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to transfer encrypted information between a client and a web server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy users choose SSH because of the higher security level. The connection is created and the commands are delivered using a command line. The available 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 may be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your choices are considerably more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be set up plus much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, since full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server shall be affected. Even though SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

SSH access is offered with all hosting which we offer you. With some of them, it's featured by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade you can add with several mouse clicks in your website hosting Control Panel. You can get SSH access through the section related to it where you will also find the info that 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'll be able to change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All the commands which may be used with our shared packages 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 using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, 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 are able to activate and de-activate the function with only one mouse click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you can easily input the password which you want to use, because it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you could also change it as much as you want. The full list of the commands which can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra function after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

If you get a new VPS server from our company, it'll come with full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to control everything through an SSH console. The function is included by default with all packages, so you won't have to allow or upgrade anything. Your web server shall be set up immediately after you order it and the minute you receive the Welcome email with the login details, you could connect through the server’s primary IP address and begin working. Given that the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there won't be any restrictions regarding the commands you can use. You'll have full root access, so you can install and run any application which can work on a Linux web server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software operating on it.