Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange info between a hosting server and a client. Since the info exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of managing a web 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 as you won't have root access to the hosting server, so you could just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etc. These are all actions that are carried out inside the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the option to install server-side software or to restart the server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a number of apps for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access is featured with all shared hosting plans which we provide. With some of them, it's featured as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade which you can add with a couple of mouse clicks from your website hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access from the section related to it where you will also find the info which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can select the password which you'll use and, if needed, you'll be able to change it with a couple of clicks from the same spot. All the 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 will also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you could include it via the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. In any case, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with only one mouse click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you can type 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 CP. For better protection, you can also change it as frequently as you want. The full list of the commands that can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and several examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

If you get a new VPS server from our company, it will offer full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to manage everything using an SSH console. The function is included as standard with all packages, so you won't have to activate or upgrade anything. Your hosting server shall be set up immediately after you purchase it and the moment you get the Welcome e mail with the login information, you could connect using the server’s main IP address and begin working. Since the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there will be no restrictions with regards to the commands that you can use. You will have full root access, so that you can install and run any application which can work on a Linux machine, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the entire machine or any software operating on it.