SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a server and carry out different tasks via a command line. The protocol is popular with many expert users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be used for a variety of things depending on the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the server allows it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for practically anything - you can install software or restart certain services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that permit you to employ the protocol if your PC 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 although lots of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is provided with all Linux cloud hosting which we provide. With some of them, it's offered as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade which you can add with a few clicks from your website hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you will also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may select the password that you'll use and, if necessary, you shall be able to change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All the commands that could be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you could add it through the hosting CP if needed - even only for the current month. In any case, you could activate and de-activate the feature with one click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you could input the password that you would like to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as often as you require. A complete list of the commands that can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting

The virtual private server solutions that we offer feature SSH access as standard, not as an additional upgrade or a function which you must enable. Once your new server is ready, you'll be able to connect and begin working on your content through the login details that you've entered during the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via e mail too. Because your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical web server, there are no limitations as to what you can or can't do through SSH. You'll be able to download, install and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux machine, reboot your entire server or just a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases without restrictions. All you will require for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.