SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a server and carry out various tasks using a command line. The protocol is employed by many expert users, since the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a variety of things with regards to the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much anything - you could install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used typically with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different Operating System too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port though many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

SSH access is featured with all Linux cloud web hosting packages that we provide. With some of them, it's offered as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade you can include with a few clicks in your hosting CP. You can get SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you can also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to choose the password that you'll use and, if necessary, you shall be able to change it with a few mouse clicks from the same location. All the commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is included by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you may add it through the hosting Control Panel if needed - even just for the current month. In any case, you could activate and de-activate the function with a single click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you may enter 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 security, you may also change it as much as you want. A complete list of the commands that can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a few examples. An extra feature after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

When you get a new virtual private server from our company, it shall come with full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to control everything via an SSH console. The feature is provided as standard with all plans, so you will not need to allow or upgrade anything. Your server will be set up immediately after you order it and the instant you receive the Welcome email with the login details, you can connect via the server’s primary IP address and begin working. Since the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts on the physical machine, there'll be no restrictions regarding the commands which you can use. You will have full root access, so that you may set up and run any app which can work on a Linux web server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software operating on it.