SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to transfer encrypted data between a client and a hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy users prefer SSH because of the enhanced level of security. The connection is made and the commands are delivered via a command line. The available options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files may be relocated or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives can be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are a lot more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be installed and much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is required and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Though SSH is used largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access is offered with all shared hosting which we offer. With some of them, it is offered by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade you can add with a couple of clicks in your website hosting CP. You could get SSH access from the section dedicated to it where you shall also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could choose the password which you shall use and, if necessary, you'll 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 within a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you will be able to add it via the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. In any case, you could activate and de-activate the function with a single mouse click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you could enter the password that you'd like to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you can also change it as often as you need. The full list of the commands that can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a few instances. An extra function after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS

The virtual private server offers which we offer feature SSH access as standard, not as an optional upgrade or a function which you need to enable. The minute your new server is ready, you shall be able to connect and start working on your content using the login details that you've entered during the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e mail too. As your VPS will be isolated from the other ones on the physical hosting server, there are no limitations regarding what you can or cannot do through SSH. You may download, install and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux web server, reboot the whole server or only a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases with no restrictions. All you'll require for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.