SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a server and conduct various tasks via a command line. The protocol is popular with many skilled users, due to the fact that the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access could be used for a number of things based on the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the hosting server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for just about everything - you could install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which enable you to employ the protocol if your computer is running 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 many service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

SSH access is provided with all cloud website hosting which we provide. With some of them, it's provided by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade that you can include with a few clicks in your web hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access from the section related to it where you will also find the info that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could choose the password which you'll use and, if necessary, you'll be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same place. All commands which may be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is enabled for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you may add it from the hosting CP if needed - even just for the current month. In any case, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with just one click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, 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 can type in the password you want to use, since it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you can also change it as frequently as you require. A full list of the commands which can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a few 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 Servers

You'll be able to use SSH to handle your content no matter which VPS servers you pick when you sign up, because all of our plans offer this function by default. You'll not need to add or enable anything manually - the instant your website hosting server is ready 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 set up and run on the web server. You shall have root-level access to the VPS and due to the fact that the account will be separated from all of the other accounts on the physical web server, you will be able to do anything you need without any restrictions. You can set up any app that you need and that will work on a Linux-based web server, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and handle your files and databases easily and quickly.