SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to transfer encoded info between a client and a server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy users opt for SSH mainly because of the higher security level. The connection is created and the commands are sent using a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files can be relocated or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives may be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are a lot more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be installed and more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is required and all the other customers on that server will be affected. Even though SSH is employed primarily with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access is available with all Linux website hosting which we offer you. With some of them, it's included as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade you can add with just a few clicks from your hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access from the section dedicated to it where you shall also find the information which 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 a few mouse clicks from the same location. All of the commands that could be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is permitted 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 as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you may include it through the hosting CP if needed - even only for the current month. Either way, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with just one click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you may enter the password that you would like to use, because it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you can also change it as much as you need. A complete list of the commands which can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra function after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.