SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to transfer encoded data between a client and a web server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy users opt for SSH mainly because of the better security level. The connection is made and the commands are sent via a command line. The offered options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files may be transferred or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are much more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be set up 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. While SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like OSs, 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 packages which we provide. With some of them, it's included by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade that you can add with several mouse clicks in your hosting CP. You may get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you shall also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could pick the password that you'll use and, if needed, you shall be able to modify it with a few clicks from the same place. All of the commands that can be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you shall also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can add it through the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even only for the current month. In either case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with one mouse click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you'll find 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 type the password that you'd 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 could also change it as frequently as you require. A full list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra function after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

The virtual private server solutions we offer come with SSH access by default, not as an additional upgrade or a function which you have to activate. Once your new server is prepared, you shall be able to connect and begin working on your content via the login details that you've entered throughout the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via e mail as well. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical web server, there aren't any limitations regarding what you can or can't do via SSH. You could download, install and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux web server, reboot the entire server or just a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases without restrictions. All you'll need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.