SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to exchange encoded information between a client and a website hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy customers opt for SSH mainly because of the better security level. The connection is established and the commands are sent using a command line. The offered options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files can be transferred or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives could be created 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 can be set up and much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, because full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server shall be affected. Although SSH is employed predominantly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is provided with all cloud hosting that we offer. With some of them, it is provided by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can add with several mouse clicks from your web hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access from the section dedicated to it where you can also find the details which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could choose the password which you'll use and, if required, you shall be able to change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All of the commands that can be used with our shared packages are listed in a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your favorite 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 packages, while with others you can easily include it from the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. Either way, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you can easily type in the password that you would like to use, because it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you could also change it as much as you want. The full list of the commands which can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and several examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server offers we offer feature SSH access as standard, not as an additional upgrade or a function that you have to enable. Once your new server is prepared, you shall be able to connect and begin working on your content via the login details which you have entered throughout the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e mail as well. Because your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical web server, there aren't any limitations in regards to what you can or cannot do using SSH. You can download, install and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux machine, reboot the whole server or only a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases without restrictions. All you'll require for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.