SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a web server and perform various tasks through a command line. The protocol is used by many knowledgeable users, since the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be employed for a variety of things with regards to the type of hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the website hosting server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much anything - you could install software or restart certain services including the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed typically with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that enable you to employ the protocol if your personal computer is using a different OS too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port though lots of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you can add it via the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. Either way, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with only one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you may enter the password you want to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as frequently as you need. A full list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a few instances. An extra feature after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.

SSH Telnet in VPS Servers

The VPS server packages which we offer include SSH access as standard, not as an optional upgrade or a feature which you must activate. The minute your new server is prepared, you will be able to connect and begin working on your content through the login details you have entered throughout the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via e mail as well. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical hosting server, there aren't any limitations regarding what you can or cannot do via SSH. You are able to download, install and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux server, reboot the whole server or just a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases without restrictions. All you will require for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.