Secure Shell, commonly known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange info between a hosting server and a client. Since the data exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of managing a hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the options are limited as you won't have root access to the web server, so you can only create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. These are all actions that are executed within the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is available with all Linux cloud hosting packages which we offer you. With some of them, it's featured by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can add with just a few clicks in your hosting CP. You can get SSH access from the section dedicated to it where you will also find the info you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could pick the password which you'll use and, if necessary, you shall be able to modify it with a few mouse clicks from the same location. All of the commands that can be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is allowed 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 Hosting

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you will be able to include it via the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. In either case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can easily input the password that you'd like to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you can also change it as often as you require. A complete list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and several 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 kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

You shall be able to use SSH to handle your content regardless of which Linux VPS hosting packages you select when you sign up, because all our packages include this function by default. You'll not need to include or activate anything manually - as soon as your website hosting server is ready and you receive the Welcome e-mail with the login info, you could connect and begin working on your Internet sites or any software that you would like to install and run on the web server. You shall have root-level access to the VPS and due to the fact that the account will be isolated from the other accounts inside the physical server, you will be able to do anything you want without any restrictions. You can install any app that you need and that will work on a Linux-based web server, reboot any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and handle your files and databases quickly and easily.