SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and carry out different tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many experienced users, because the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be used for a variety of things with regards to the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the website hosting server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for pretty much anything - you may install software or restart specific services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used mainly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that allow you to employ the protocol if your PC is running a different OS too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though many service providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

SSH access is provided with all shared website hosting we offer you. With some of them, it is provided by default, while with others it's an additional upgrade that you can include with several mouse clicks in your web hosting CP. You can get SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you can also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may pick the password that you'll use and, if needed, you will be able to change it with a few mouse clicks from the same spot. All of the commands which can be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your favorite 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 solutions, while with others you can easily add it from the hosting Control Panel if needed - even only for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with a single click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you can type 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 security, you may also change it as often as you need. A complete list of the commands which can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a few examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports such connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS

All our virtual private server offers include SSH access as standard, so you shall not need to include any upgrades or enable anything - as soon as the server is set up and you receive its login details, you will be able to connect using its main IP address and the login credentials which you've selected through the signup procedure. As the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there aren't any restrictions regarding the commands which you may run. Your server shall be isolated from the others on the physical machine, so you shall be able to manage just about everything using a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. Thus, you'll be able to work with your files, databases and any applications that you install in a fast and risk-free way.