SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to exchange encoded information between a client and a web server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy users choose SSH due to the higher security level. The connection is established and the commands are sent via a command line. The available options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files can be transferred or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives could be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your choices are a lot more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed and much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, since full root access is required and all the other clients on that server will be affected. Though SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.
SSH Telnet in Web Hosting
SSH access is featured with all Linux web hosting which we offer. With some of them, it is offered by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade you can add with just a few clicks in your hosting CP. You can get SSH access through the section related to it where you will also find the information that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can choose the password that you'll use and, if required, you shall be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same place. All of the commands that can be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is enabled for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your favorite 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 can include it via the hosting Control Panel if needed - even just for the current month. In any case, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with only one mouse click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you will see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you may enter the password that you'd like to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as frequently as you need. A full list of the commands which can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a few 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 that supports this kind of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
You shall be able to use SSH to manage your content no matter which VPS servers you choose when you sign up, since all our plans come with this feature as standard. You'll not need to add or activate anything manually - the instant your web server is ready and you get the Welcome e-mail with the login information, you can connect and begin working on your websites or any software that you'd like to set up and run on the hosting server. You'll have root-level access to the VPS and since the account will be isolated from all of the other accounts in the physical server, you shall be able to do anything you'd like with no restrictions. You may install any application you need and that 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.