SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and carry out different tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed by many experienced users, because 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 lots of things based on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for just about anything - you may install software or restart particular services such as the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that enable you to employ the protocol if your laptop or computer is using a different Operating System too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a lot of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

SSH access is featured with all Linux shared web hosting we provide. With some of them, it is included as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade that you can add with several mouse clicks in your hosting Control Panel. You can get SSH access through the section related to it where you shall also find the info you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can pick the password which you will use and, if required, you'll be able to change it with a few mouse clicks from the same spot. All commands which could be used with our shared packages are listed in a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you can easily add it through the hosting Control Panel if needed - even only for the current month. Either way, you could activate and de-activate the feature with just one click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, 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 type the password you want to use, because it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you can also change it as often as you need. The full list of the commands which can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a few instances. An extra function after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS

You'll be able to use SSH to manage your content no matter which Linux virtual private servers you pick when you sign up, due to the fact that all our packages come with this feature by default. You will not need to add or allow anything manually - the minute your hosting server is prepared and you get the Welcome e mail with the login details, you may connect and begin working on your sites or any software that you want to install and run on the machine. You will have root-level access to the VPS and since the account shall be isolated from all the other accounts in the physical hosting server, you shall be able to do anything you need without any restrictions. You could set up any application that you need and which shall run on a Linux-based machine, reboot any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and manage your files and databases easily and quickly.