SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and perform various tasks via a command line. The protocol is employed by many expert users, because the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be used for a variety of things depending on the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the hosting server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much everything - you may install software or restart particular services including the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which enable you to employ the protocol if your laptop or computer is running a different OS too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although lots of providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting
SSH access is offered with all shared website hosting we offer. With some of them, it is offered by default, while with others it's an additional upgrade that you can include with a couple of mouse clicks from your web hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access through the section related to it in which you can also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may choose the password which you shall use and, if required, you will be able to modify it with several clicks from the same location. All commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is enabled 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 available as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can add it from the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with one mouse click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can easily input the password that you'd like to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as often as you need. A full list of the commands which can be performed 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 enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
When you buy a new VPS server from our company, it will feature full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to control everything using an SSH console. The feature comes by default with all plans, so you shall not need to enable or upgrade anything. Your hosting server shall be set up soon after you get it and the minute you get the Welcome e-mail with the login info, you may connect via the server’s primary IP address and start working. As the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there will be no restrictions with regards to the commands which you can use. You will have full root access, so that you could install and run any app that can work on a Linux hosting server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software running on it.