Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange information between a server and a client. As the info exchanged by the two sides is encoded, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of handling a website hosting account. The commands which could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared server, for example, the possibilities are limited since you will not have root access to the web server, so you could just create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, and so forth. They are all actions that are carried out within the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able to set up server-side software or to restart the web server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, that you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Website Hosting
SSH access is featured with all Linux website hosting packages that we offer. With some of them, it is featured as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade you can include with several clicks in your website hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access through the section related to it where you will also find the info that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can select the password which you will use and, if needed, you'll be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same place. All the commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is permitted for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is included by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you could add it from the hosting CP if necessary - even just for the current month. In either case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with just one mouse click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you can type the password which you want to use, because it does not have 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 require. A complete list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and several instances. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this type of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS
When you obtain a new virtual private server from our company, it'll feature full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to control everything via an SSH console. The feature is included by default with all package deals, so you shall not have to allow or upgrade anything. Your server will be set up shortly after you buy it and as soon as you receive the Welcome email with the login info, you can connect via the server’s main IP address and start working. As the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts on the physical machine, there will be no restrictions regarding the commands that you can use. You shall have full root access, so that you can install and run any application that can work on a Linux web server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software operating on it.