Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a hosting server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party can't intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling a hosting account. The commands which could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for instance, the choices are limited as you will not have root access to the machine, so you can just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. They are all actions that are executed in the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. By using a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you don't employ a UNIX-like OS, there are tons of apps for other OSs, you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

SSH access is offered with all shared website hosting that we provide. With some of them, it's offered as standard, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can add with several clicks from your website hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access through the section related to it in which you can also find the details you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could pick the password which you will use and, if required, you will be able to modify it with several clicks from the same place. All of the commands that may be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access function 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 Servers

SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you may include it through the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even just for the current month. In either case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with just one click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you can type in the password that you'd like to use, since it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you may also change it as frequently as you need. A complete list of the commands which can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

When you order a new VPS server from us, it will provide full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to manage everything through an SSH console. The function comes by default with all plans, so you will not need to allow or upgrade anything. Your website hosting server will be set up immediately after you purchase it and the moment you receive the Welcome e-mail with the login details, you could connect using the server’s main IP address and start working. As the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there will be no restrictions with regards to the commands that you can use. You will have full root access, so that you may set up and run any app that can work on a Linux server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the entire machine or any software running on it.