SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and conduct various tasks via a command line. The protocol is used by many expert users, for the reason that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be employed for lots of things based on the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for pretty much anything - you can install software or restart particular services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that allow you to employ the protocol if your computer is running a different Operating System too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port though a number of service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Hosting
SSH access is offered with all Linux hosting packages that 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 couple of clicks in your web hosting CP. You can get SSH access through the section related to it where you shall also find the info that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can choose the password that you shall use and, if required, you'll be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same spot. All the commands which 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'll 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 packages, while with others you could include 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 mouse click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you can easily enter the password that you'd like to use, because it does not 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 much as you need. A full list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a few instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this type of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting
All our virtual private server solutions include SSH access as standard, so you won't have to include any upgrades or activate anything - the second the server is set up and you receive its login info, you'll be able to connect via its main IP address and the login credentials that you've picked throughout the signup procedure. Because the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there are no restrictions with regards to the commands that you can run. Your server shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage more or less everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. In this way, you can work with your files, databases and any applications you install in a fast and safe way.