Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a server and a client. Since the information exchanged by the 2 sides is protected, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling a website hosting account. The commands which could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for instance, the choices are limited since you shall not have root access to the machine, so you could simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. They are all actions which are carried out within the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or just a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are tons of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is featured with all cloud hosting service which we provide. With some of them, it is featured as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade you can add with a few clicks from your website hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may pick the password which you'll use and, if necessary, you shall be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same location. All commands which may be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your favorite 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 packages, while with others you can add it from the hosting CP if required - even only for the current month. In either case, you could activate and de-activate the function with only one mouse click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you could type the password that you'd like to use, because it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as much as you need. A complete list of the commands which can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a few instances. An extra function after SSH access is activated will 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 Servers

If you acquire a new VPS server from us, it shall feature full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to manage everything via an SSH console. The feature is included by default with all package deals, so you won't have to activate or upgrade anything. Your web server shall be set up immediately after you order it and as soon as you receive the Welcome e mail with the login information, you could connect using the server’s primary IP address and begin working. Given that the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there will be no restrictions regarding the commands that you can use. You will 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 entire machine or any software operating on it.