Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange data between a server and a client. Given that the data exchanged by the two sides is protected, a 3rd party can't intercept it, which makes SSH an ideal means of controlling an Internet hosting account. The commands which could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for instance, the alternatives are limited since you'll not have root access to the server, so you could only create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, and so forth. They're all actions which are carried out inside the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall have the option to set up server-side software or to restart the server or only a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted with a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote hosting server as well.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting

SSH access is featured with all cloud hosting that we offer. With some of them, it's offered by default, while with others it's an additional upgrade that you can include with a couple of clicks in your hosting Control Panel. You can get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you can also find the details which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could select the password that you'll use and, if necessary, you will be able to change it with several clicks from the same location. All the commands which could be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is provided by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you may include it through the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. Either way, you could activate and de-activate the function with one click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you will discover 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 input the password which you want to use, because it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you may also change it as often as you need. The full list of the commands that can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and several examples. 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 kind of connections.