SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to transfer protected info between a client and a website hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy clients opt for SSH due to the higher security level. The connection is established and the commands are delivered via a command line. The available options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files may be transferred or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives can be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your choices are a lot more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be set up 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 would be affected. Although SSH is used predominantly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.

SSH Telnet in Hosting

SSH access is featured with all hosting service we provide. With some of them, it is provided as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade which you can add with a couple of clicks in your web hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access through 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 can select the password that you shall use and, if needed, you shall be able to modify it with a few clicks from the same place. All of the commands which can be used with our shared packages are listed in a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is enabled 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 Servers

SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you are able to include it via the hosting CP if required - even only for the current month. In either case, you could activate and de-activate the feature with a single mouse click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you could type in the password that you would like to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you may also change it as often as you need. A complete 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 few instances. 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 this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

When you order a new VPS server from our company, it will feature full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to control everything via an SSH console. The feature is included by default with all packages, so you won't have to enable or upgrade anything. Your website hosting server shall be set up immediately after you get it and the minute you get the Welcome e-mail with the login information, you could connect using the server’s primary IP address and begin working. Because the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there will be no restrictions with regards to the commands that you can use. You'll have full root access, so that you could install and run any app that can work on a Linux machine, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software running on it.