SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to exchange encoded data between a client and a web server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy clients favor SSH mainly because of the improved security level. The connection is made and the commands are sent through a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files can be transferred or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are significantly more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be set up and a lot more. These things are not possible on a shared server, since full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server shall be affected. While SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is offered with all cloud hosting we offer you. With some of them, it's provided as standard, while with others it's an optional upgrade which you can add with several mouse clicks from your website hosting CP. You can get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you shall also find the info that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can choose the password which you shall use and, if necessary, you'll be able to change it with several clicks from the same spot. All of the commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can easily add it from the hosting Control Panel if needed - even only for the current month. In any case, you could activate and de-activate the feature with only one click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you may input 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 protection, you may also change it as frequently as you want. A complete list of the commands that can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

When you buy a new VPS server from our company, it shall come with full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to handle everything using an SSH console. The function comes as standard with all packages, so you won't have to allow or upgrade anything. Your hosting server shall be set up immediately after you purchase it and the instant you get the Welcome email with the login details, you could connect through the server’s primary IP address and begin working. As the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts on the physical machine, there will be no restrictions regarding the commands that you can use. You shall have full root access, so that you may set up and run any app that can work on a Linux machine, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the entire machine or any software running on it.