SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to transfer encrypted data between a client and a web server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy users choose SSH mainly because of the enhanced security level. The connection is established and the commands are sent using a command line. The available options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files could be relocated or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your choices are much more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be installed and more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is required and all the other clients on that server shall be affected. Even though SSH is used largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

SSH access is provided with all Linux shared website hosting plans we provide. With some of them, it is offered as standard, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can add with a couple of clicks from your website hosting CP. You can obtain 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 can select the password which you'll use and, if required, you shall be able to modify it with a few mouse clicks from the same location. All commands that can be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you may add it through the hosting Control Panel if needed - even only for the current month. Either way, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with a single click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you can easily enter the password which you want to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you may also change it as often as you require. A full list of the commands which can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a number of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this type of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

You shall be able to use SSH to control your content irrespective of which VPS plans you select when you sign up, because all our plans provide this feature as standard. You'll not have to add or allow anything manually - immediately after your hosting server is ready and you get the Welcome e-mail with the login info, you'll be able to connect and begin working on your sites or any software that you want to install and run on the hosting server. You will have root-level access to the VPS and because the account shall be isolated from the other accounts in the physical server, you shall be able to do anything you'd like without any restrictions. You may set up any application you need and that shall run on a Linux-based machine, reboot any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and handle your files and databases efficiently.