SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and perform different tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed by many expert users, for the reason that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be employed for a variety of things with regards to the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the web server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much anything - you could install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which enable you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is working with 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 a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

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

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you are able to add it through the hosting CP if needed - even just for the current month. Either way, you could activate and de-activate the feature with one click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you may input the password that you would like to use, because it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you could also change it as much as you require. A full list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside 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 this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

You will be able to use SSH to handle your content no matter which Linux virtual private servers you pick when you sign up, because all of our plans include this function by default. You'll not have to include or activate anything by hand - the instant your website hosting server is prepared and you receive the Welcome e-mail with the login info, you can connect and begin working on your sites or any software that you'd like to install and run on the hosting server. You will have root-level access to the VPS and since the account will be isolated from all of the other accounts inside the physical server, you will be able to do anything you want with no restrictions. You can set up any application which you need and which shall run on a Linux-based machine, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and handle your files and databases quickly and easily.