SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and perform different tasks using a command line. The protocol is popular with many expert users, since the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be used for lots of things with regards to the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the web server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much anything - you could install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which allow you to employ the protocol if your computer is running a different OS as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a number of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

SSH access is offered with all cloud web hosting that we offer. With some of them, it's offered by default, while with others it's an additional upgrade which you can add with several mouse clicks from your hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the details which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may choose the password that you shall use and, if necessary, you'll be able to change it with a couple of clicks from the same spot. All of the commands which could be used with our shared packages are listed in a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is permitted 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 provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you will be able to add it through the hosting Control Panel if needed - even just for the current month. Either way, you could activate and de-activate the feature with a single click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you can input the password that you'd like to use, as it does not 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 need. A full list of the commands that can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

If you purchase a new VPS server from our company, it will provide full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to manage everything using an SSH console. The feature comes by default with all packages, so you shall not need to enable or upgrade anything. Your server shall be set up soon after you order it and the moment you get the Welcome email with the login info, you may connect via the server’s main IP address and start working. Given that the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there'll be no restrictions with regards to the commands that you can use. You will have full root access, so you can set up and run any application that can work on a Linux hosting server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software running on it.