SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to exchange protected info between a client and a server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy users opt for SSH mainly because of the higher level of security. The connection is made and the commands are sent using a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files could be relocated or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives could be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are much more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be set up and much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, because full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server would be affected. Even though SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
SSH access is available with all shared hosting packages that we offer. With some of them, it's provided as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade that you can include with a couple of clicks in your web hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access through the section related to it where you can also find the details you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could select the password that you shall use and, if needed, you shall be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same place. All the commands which can be used with our shared plans are listed inside a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is enabled 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 plans, while with others you are able to add it from the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with only one mouse click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you'll 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 may enter 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 security, you may also change it as frequently as you need. A full list of the commands that can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this type of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting
If you order a new virtual private server from our company, it will offer full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to manage everything through an SSH console. The function is provided as standard with all package deals, so you won't need to allow or upgrade anything. Your website hosting server shall be set up soon after you purchase it and the minute you receive the Welcome e mail with the login info, you could connect using the server’s main IP address and start working. Since the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there'll be no restrictions in terms of the commands that you can use. You'll have full root access, so that you may set up and run any app which can work on a Linux server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software operating on it.