SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to exchange protected information between a client and a server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy clients opt for SSH due to the higher level of security. The connection is made and the commands are delivered through a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files can be transferred or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives can be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your choices are significantly more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be installed and more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is required and all the other clients on that server would be affected. While SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Shared Web Hosting

SSH access is offered with all Linux shared web hosting packages which we offer. With some of them, it's offered as standard, while with others it's an additional upgrade that you can include with just a few mouse clicks from your website hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access from the section dedicated to it where you can also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may select the password which you'll use and, if required, you shall be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same place. All the commands that could be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you are able to include it through the hosting CP if required - even just for the current month. In any case, you could activate and de-activate the function with only one mouse click via the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can easily enter the password that you would like to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you could also change it as much as you want. A complete list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a few instances. An extra feature after SSH access is activated shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.