SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to transfer protected data between a client and a website hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any info. Many tech-savvy customers prefer SSH due to the higher security level. The connection is made and the commands are delivered through a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of web hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files may be transferred or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives could be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are significantly more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be installed and a lot more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is needed and all the other clients on that server would be affected. Although SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting

SSH access is offered with all cloud website hosting we offer you. With some of them, it is featured by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade which you can add with just a few mouse clicks in your hosting CP. You could get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you shall also find the details you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You will be able to pick the password which you will use and, if necessary, you will be able to change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same spot. All commands that may be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is enabled 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 Servers

SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you may add it from the hosting Control Panel if required - even just for the current month. In any case, you could activate and de-activate the feature with only one click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you could type the password which you want to use, because it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as much as you need. The full list of the commands that can be executed inside a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a number of instances. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.