SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and carry out various tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many skilled users, due to the fact that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a number of things based on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of 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 just about anything - you may install software or restart particular services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that permit you to employ the protocol if your PC is using a different Operating System too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though lots of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

SSH access is featured with all cloud web hosting that we offer you. With some of them, it's offered as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade that you can add with a few mouse clicks from your hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you shall also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could select the password which you shall use and, if needed, you will be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same location. All commands that could be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is enabled 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 Servers

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you will be able to add it through the hosting CP if required - even just for the current month. Either way, you could activate and de-activate the function with just one click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can easily enter the password that you would like to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as frequently as you need. A complete list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra feature 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

The VPS server packages which we offer provide SSH access as standard, not as an optional upgrade or a function that you have to enable. The moment your new server is prepared, you'll be able to connect and begin working on your content via the login details you have entered through the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via e mail too. As your VPS will be isolated from the other ones on the physical server, there are no limitations in regards to what you can or can't do via SSH. You could download, install and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux server, reboot your entire server or simply a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you'll require for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.