SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and execute various tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many experienced users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be used for a number of things depending on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for practically anything - you may install software or restart certain services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your PC is using a different Operating System as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although lots of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is available with all Linux cloud packages we offer. With some of them, it is provided as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can add with a few clicks from your hosting Control Panel. You can get SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the info which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may choose the password which you will use and, if needed, you'll be able to modify it with a couple of clicks from the same location. All the commands that may be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is included as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you may add it through the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even just for the current month. In either case, you can activate and de-activate the feature with one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you may enter the password that you'd like to use, because it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you could also change it as frequently as you want. A complete list of the commands that can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and several instances. 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

When you acquire a new virtual private server from our company, it'll provide full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to control everything using an SSH console. The feature is provided as standard with all packages, so you shall not need to allow or upgrade anything. Your hosting server shall be set up immediately after you order it and the moment you get the Welcome e-mail with the login information, you can connect using the server’s main IP address and start working. Given that the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there'll be no restrictions in terms of the commands which you can use. You'll have full root access, so that you may install and run any application that can work on a Linux machine, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software running on it.