SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to transfer protected information between a client and a server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy users opt for SSH due to the higher security level. The connection is created and the commands are sent via a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files can be moved or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives may be created 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 could be set up and more. These things are not possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server will be affected. Although SSH is used predominantly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting
SSH access is provided with all shared web hosting
which we provide. With some of them, it's featured as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade you can include with a couple of mouse clicks from your hosting CP. You may get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the info you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may select the password which you will use and, if needed, you shall be able to change it with a few clicks from the same location. 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 feature is permitted for your account, you will also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is included as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server
packages, while with others you can include it through the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even just for the current month. In any case, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with a single click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can type in the password which 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 can also change it as frequently as you need. The full list of the commands that can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and several examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed 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 will be able to use SSH to control your content irrespective of which VPS plans
you choose when you sign up, due to the fact that all of our plans come with this function as standard. You won't have to include or enable anything by hand - immediately after your website hosting server is ready and you receive the Welcome e mail with the login info, you can connect and start working on your Internet sites or any software which you want to install and run on the hosting server. You will have root-level access to the VPS and because the account will be separated from all of the other accounts within the physical web server, you shall be able to do anything you need without any restrictions. You can install any app you need and which will work on a Linux-based machine, restart any software server (web, database, game, media, etc.) and manage your files and databases easily and quickly.