SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a web server and perform various tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many knowledgeable users, due to the fact that the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be employed for a lot of things based on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the web server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much everything - you can install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your personal computer is using a different OS too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a number of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

SSH access is offered with all shared website hosting services we offer. With some of them, it is provided as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade which you can add with several clicks from your web hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access from the section related to it where you will also find the info that 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 shall be able to modify it with a few clicks from the same location. All of the commands which can be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your preferred 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 plans, while with others you may include it through the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even only for the current month. In any case, you can activate and de-activate the feature with just one mouse click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you will see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you can type the password you want to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you may also change it as often as you need. 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 several instances. An extra function after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS

All our virtual private server solutions come with SSH access by default, so you won't need to include any upgrades or activate anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login information, you will be able to connect via its primary IP address and the login credentials that you've picked during the signup process. Because the VPS accounts feature full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions regarding the commands that you could run. Your server will be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage more or less everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. That way, you can work with your files, databases and any apps that you install in a fast and risk-free way.