Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange info between a hosting server and a client. Because the data exchanged by the two sides is encrypted, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling a website hosting account. The commands which can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for instance, the possibilities are limited because you won't have root access to the web server, so you may simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. These are all actions that are performed in the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. With 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 specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are plenty of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access is offered with all shared hosting plans we provide. With some of them, it's provided by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade you can include with just a few clicks in your website hosting CP. You could get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you will also find the info which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could select the password that you'll use and, if needed, you'll be able to change it with a few clicks from the same place. All of the commands that can be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you could add it from the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with only one click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you will 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 could enter the password which you want to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you can also change it as often as you require. A full list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and several instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

You shall be able to use SSH to handle your content irrespective of which VPS web hosting plans you pick when you sign up, as all our packages provide this function as standard. You'll not have to include or enable anything manually - the instant your server is prepared and you get the Welcome e-mail with the login info, you can connect and begin working on your sites or any software that you want to install and run on the server. You shall have root-level access to the VPS and because the account will be isolated from all of the other accounts in the physical web server, you shall be able to do anything you need without any restrictions. You'll be able to install any app that you need and which will run on a Linux-based machine, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and handle your files and databases quickly and easily.