SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to exchange encoded info between a client and a website hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy customers favor SSH due to the enhanced security level. The connection is created and the commands are sent via a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files could be moved or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives could be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are much more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be installed and more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is required and all the other clients on that server would be affected. Though SSH is used largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Website Hosting
SSH access is offered with all Linux website hosting services which we offer. With some of them, it's provided by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can include with a couple of mouse clicks in your website hosting CP. You can get SSH access from the section related to it in which you shall also find the info you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can choose the password that you will use and, if necessary, you will be able to change it with a few mouse clicks from the same place. All commands that could be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access feature 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 solutions, while with others you can include it through the hosting CP if required - even just for the current month. In any case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with only one mouse click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will see 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 type in the password you want to use, because 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 often as you need. The 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 allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS
If you obtain a new virtual private server from us, it'll come with full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to manage everything using an SSH console. The feature is included by default with all package deals, so you will not need to activate or upgrade anything. Your server will be set up soon after you purchase it and as soon as you get the Welcome e-mail with the login details, you may connect via the server’s main IP address and start working. Because the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts on the physical machine, there'll be no restrictions regarding the commands that you can use. You will have full root access, so that you may set up and run any application that can work on a Linux machine, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the entire machine or any software running on it.