Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote machine or to exchange data between a hosting server and a client. Since the info exchanged by the 2 sides is encoded, a 3rd party cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a preferred means of controlling 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 possibilities are limited since you simply won't have root access to the machine, so you could simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, export and import databases, etcetera. They are all actions that are executed within the shared hosting account and don't need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you'll be able to install server-side software or to restart the server or only a particular service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are a lot of apps for other OSs, which you can use to connect to the remote server as well.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access is offered with all Linux website hosting packages we offer. With some of them, it's included by default, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can add with a few clicks from your web hosting Control Panel. You can get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you can also find the info you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may choose the password that you'll use and, if necessary, you'll be able to modify it with several mouse clicks from the same location. All of the commands that can be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you shall also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

All our virtual private server plans come with SSH access by default, so you will not need to add any upgrades or activate anything - the moment the server is set up and you receive its login details, you will be able to connect via its main IP address and the login credentials which you've chosen throughout the signup procedure. As the VPS accounts come with full root-level access, there are no restrictions regarding the commands that you may run. Your server shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you will be able to manage just about everything via a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. Thus, you are able to work with your files, databases and any apps which you install in a fast and safe way.