SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to exchange encoded information between a client and a hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy clients prefer SSH mainly because of the higher security level. The connection is created and the commands are sent using a command line. The available options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files may be transferred or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives may be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are much more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be set up and more. These things are not possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server will be affected. Even though SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

SSH access is offered with all cloud website hosting we offer you. With some of them, it's provided by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade that you can add with a couple of mouse clicks in your hosting CP. You can get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you will also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to select the password that you'll use and, if required, you shall be able to modify it with several mouse clicks from the same spot. All commands which may be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you are able to include it from the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. In either case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with a single click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you may enter 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 could also change it as often as you want. The full list of the commands that can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

You will be able to use SSH to handle your content regardless of which Linux virtual private servers you choose when you sign up, as all our packages offer this function as standard. You won't need to add or enable anything by hand - the minute your server is prepared and you get the Welcome e-mail with the login details, you'll be able to connect and begin working on your web sites or any software that you'd like to set up and run on the web server. You'll have root-level access to the VPS and because the account will be separated from the other accounts in the physical web server, you will be able to do anything you want with no restrictions. You'll be able to set up any application that you need and which will work on a Linux-based web server, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and handle your files and databases quickly and easily.