Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a website hosting server and a client. Because the info exchanged by the two sides is protected, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favored means of controlling an Internet hosting account. The commands which may be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for example, the choices are limited since you'll not have root access to the machine, so you may just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. They're all actions which are performed in the shared hosting account and do not require a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to set up server-side software or to restart the hosting server or just a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted via a command line, but if you do not use a UNIX-like Operating System, there are plenty of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote hosting server as well.
SSH Telnet in Web Hosting
SSH access is available with all Linux web hosting packages we offer. With some of them, it's provided by default, while with others it's an additional upgrade you can include with several clicks in your hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access through the section related to it in which you shall also find the details you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may pick the password which you shall use and, if needed, you will be able to modify it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same spot. All the commands that can be used with our shared packages 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 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 packages, while with others you may include it via the hosting CP if needed - even only for the current month. Either way, you could activate and de-activate the function with one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you could 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 may also change it as frequently as you require. A complete list of the commands which can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra function 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.