Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange data between a web server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a 3rd party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of managing a web hosting account. The commands which could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared server, in particular, the alternatives are limited because you shall not have root access to the machine, so you may just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. They're all actions which are performed inside the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the hosting server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you do not use a UNIX-like OS, there are plenty of apps for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting
SSH access is provided with all cloud web hosting packages
which we offer. With some of them, it's offered as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade that you can include with a few clicks from your hosting CP. You could get SSH access from the section related to it in which you will also find the info that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can select the password which you will use and, if needed, you'll be able to modify it with several clicks from the same spot. All the commands that could be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is permitted 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 Hosting
SSH access is provided as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server
plans, while with others you can include it from the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with just one mouse click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you could input the password that you'd like to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as frequently as you require. A full list of the commands that can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and several instances. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting
You shall be able to use SSH to manage your content regardless which Linux VPS hosting packages
you pick when you sign up, as all our plans provide this feature as standard. You will not have to add or enable anything by hand - the instant your web server is prepared and you receive the Welcome e-mail with the login info, you can connect and begin working on your web 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 separated from all the other accounts inside the physical web server, you will be able to do anything you would like with no restrictions. You may set up any app which you need and that shall run on a Linux-based hosting server, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and work with your files and databases fast and easy.