SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a server and carry out various tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many expert users, due to the fact that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be employed for a variety of things based on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the website hosting server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much anything - you can install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used mostly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that allow you to use the protocol if your PC is working with a different OS as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a number of service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is featured with all Linux cloud hosting which we provide. With some of them, it is provided as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade that you can add with a few mouse clicks in your website hosting Control Panel. You can get SSH access from the section related to it where you can also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can choose the password which you shall use and, if needed, you shall be able to change it with several clicks from the same location. All of the commands which can be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is enabled for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is provided by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you may add it from the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with just one mouse click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can type the password you want to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you may also change it as much as you want. The full list of the commands which can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and several examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

You'll be able to use SSH to control your content irrespective of which Linux virtual private servers you pick when you sign up, since all of our plans provide this function as standard. You won't need to include or activate anything manually - the instant your server is ready and you receive the Welcome e-mail with the login information, you could connect and start working on your web sites or any software which you want to set up and run on the web server. You will have root-level access to the VPS and due to the fact that the account shall be isolated from all the other accounts in the physical hosting server, you will be able to do anything you want with no restrictions. You may install any application that you need and that will run on a Linux-based machine, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and manage your files and databases easily and quickly.