Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange info between a web server and a client. Because the data exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of managing a website hosting account. The commands that could be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, in particular, the alternatives are limited because you will not have root access to the website hosting server, so you may just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. They are all actions which are performed inside the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able to install server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you do not use a UNIX-like OS, there are plenty of applications for other OSs, which you can employ to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting
SSH access is featured with all Linux cloud web hosting that we offer you. With some of them, it is provided as standard, while with others it's an optional upgrade which you can add with a couple of clicks in your website hosting CP. You could get SSH access from the section related to it in which you shall also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could choose the password which you will use and, if necessary, you will be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All commands that can 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 favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is offered as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you are able to include it from the hosting Control Panel if required - even only for the current month. In any case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with just one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you could enter the password you want to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you could also change it as often as you require. The full list of the commands that can be performed inside a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting
When you order a new virtual private server from us, it will come with full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to handle everything via an SSH console. The feature is provided by default with all packages, so you will not have to allow or upgrade anything. Your web server shall be set up immediately after you buy it and as soon as you get the Welcome e-mail with the login info, you can connect using the server’s primary IP address and start working. As the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there will be no restrictions in terms of the commands which you can use. You shall have full root access, so that you may set up and run any app which can work on a Linux machine, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the entire machine or any software running on it.