SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to transfer encoded information between a client and a hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy users favor SSH because of the higher security level. The connection is created and the commands are delivered using a command line. The available options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files may be relocated or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are a lot more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be set up and much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is required and all the other customers on that server would be affected. Though SSH is employed predominantly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
SSH access is offered with all cloud hosting
which we offer. With some of them, it's provided as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade that you can add with a few mouse clicks in your web hosting Control Panel. You can get SSH access from the section related to it where you shall also find the information that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may select the password that you'll use and, if necessary, you'll be able to change it with several clicks from the same location. All of the commands that may be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is provided by default with some of our semi-dedicated server
packages, while with others you are able to include it through the hosting Control Panel if needed - even just for the current month. In either case, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the function with one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you'll 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 could type the password that you would like to use, since it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you can also change it as often as you need. A full list of the commands that can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a couple of examples. An extra feature after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this sort of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
If you get a new VPS server
from us, it'll come with full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to manage everything through an SSH console. The feature is provided by default with all packages, so you shall not need to enable or upgrade anything. Your hosting server will be set up soon after you get it and as soon as you receive the Welcome e-mail with the login details, you could connect through the server’s primary IP address and start working. Because the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there will be no restrictions regarding the commands that you can use. You'll have full root access, so you can install and run any app which can work on a Linux server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software running on it.