Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol employed to execute commands on a remote hosting server or to exchange data between a hosting server and a client. Given that the info exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of managing a hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, in particular, the possibilities are limited as you shall not have root access to the hosting server, so you may just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so on. They're all actions that are performed in the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Using a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the ability to set up server-side software or to restart the server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting
SSH access is featured with all Linux cloud web hosting packages we offer. With some of them, it's provided by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade you can add with several clicks in your web hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access from the section related to it where you will also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could pick the password that you shall use and, if needed, you will be able to modify it with a few mouse clicks from the same location. All commands that can be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is enabled for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your preferred 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 can easily add it via the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. In any case, you can activate and de-activate the feature with one click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you may enter 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 much as you want. A complete list of the commands which can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several examples. An extra function after SSH access is activated will 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 by default, not as an additional upgrade or a feature which you need to enable. As soon as your new server is ready, you will be able to connect and begin working on your content via the login details that you have entered during the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via e-mail as well. Since your VPS will be isolated from the other ones on the physical server, there are no limitations in regards to what you can or can't do via SSH. You can download, set up and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux hosting server, reboot your entire server or only a certain software component, and work with files, folders and databases without restrictions. All you will need for that is a console or an SSH client on your end.