SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to transfer encoded info between a client and a web server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy customers opt for SSH mainly because of the higher level of security. The connection is made and the commands are delivered via a command line. The offered options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files may be relocated or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your choices are a lot more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be set up plus much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, since full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server would be affected. Although SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.
SSH Telnet in Web Hosting
SSH access is offered with all Linux web hosting we provide. With some of them, it is included by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade you can add with just a few mouse clicks from your website hosting CP. You could get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you can also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may pick the password that you will use and, if necessary, you shall be able to change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same location. All the commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed in 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 using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you can include it from the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even just for the current month. In any case, you can activate and de-activate the function with one click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you can easily input 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 security, you may also change it as frequently as you want. A full list of the commands which can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra function after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports such connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS
You will be able to use SSH to control your content irrespective of which Linux VPS packages you choose when you sign up, because all our plans come with this feature as standard. You won't need to include or allow anything manually - immediately after your website hosting server is ready and you receive the Welcome e-mail with the login credentials, you can connect and begin working on your web sites or any software that you'd like to install and run on the web server. You will have root-level access to the VPS and because the account shall be separated from the other accounts in the physical server, you'll be able to do anything you want with no restrictions. You can set up any app you need and that will run on a Linux-based web server, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and work with your files and databases quickly and easily.