Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol that is used to execute commands on a remote server or to exchange information between a web server and a client. Due to the fact that the information exchanged by the 2 sides is encrypted, a third party won't be able to intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of handling a web hosting account. The commands that can be executed depend on the type of hosting service. On a shared hosting server, for instance, the options are limited as you shall not have root access to the hosting server, so you may just create/move/delete files, set up and unpack archives, export and import databases, etc. These are all actions which are performed within the shared hosting account and don't require a higher level of access. With a virtual or a dedicated server, you will have the ability to install server-side software or to restart the machine or only a specific service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, but if you don't employ a UNIX-like Operating System, there are a lot of applications for other OSs, that you can use to connect to the remote server as well.
SSH Telnet in Web Hosting
SSH access is available with all Linux web hosting services
we offer you. With some of them, it's provided as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade you can add with several mouse clicks from your website hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you shall also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could choose the password that you'll use and, if needed, you shall be able to modify it with a few mouse clicks from the same spot. All commands which could be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your favorite 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
solutions, while with others you can include it through the hosting Control Panel if needed - even only for the current month. In any case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with just one mouse click from the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you will discover the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you may type in the password which you want to use, since it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as much as you want. A complete list of the commands which can be executed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a few instances. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Web Hosting
When you order a new virtual private server
from our company, it shall offer full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to handle everything using an SSH console. The function is included by default with all plans, so you shall not need to allow or upgrade anything. Your website hosting server shall be set up shortly after you purchase it and as soon as you receive the Welcome email with the login info, you may connect using the server’s main IP address and start working. Given that the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts on the physical machine, there'll be no restrictions in terms of the commands which you can use. You shall have full root access, so that you may install and run any application which can work on a Linux machine, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software operating on it.