Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange info between a website hosting server and a client. As the data exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of handling a website hosting account. The commands which may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for example, the possibilities are limited since you shall not have root access to the hosting server, so you can just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so forth. These are all actions which are carried out 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 install server-side software or to restart the machine or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a variety of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you may add it through the hosting CP if necessary - even just for the current month. In either case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with just one mouse click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you can type the password that you would like to use, because it does not need 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 need. The full list of the commands that can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of instances. An extra function after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

You shall be able to use SSH to handle your content regardless which VPS servers you select when you sign up, because all of our plans come with this function as standard. You'll not need to add or activate anything by hand - the moment your hosting server is prepared and you receive the Welcome email with the login credentials, you can connect and begin working on your web sites or any software that you want to install and run on the web server. You'll have root-level access to the VPS and because the account will be separated from all the other accounts in the physical server, you will be able to do anything you'd like without any restrictions. You could set up any application you require and that will work on a Linux-based web server, reboot any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and manage your files and databases quickly and easily.