SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol used to connect to a server and perform various tasks using a command line. The protocol is popular with many skilled users, due to the fact that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be employed for lots of things with regards to the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for instance, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the hosting server permits it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for pretty much everything - you can install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed typically with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is using a different OS as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a lot of service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Website Hosting
SSH access is available with all Linux website hosting we offer you. With some of them, it's provided by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade you can include with a couple of mouse clicks in your web hosting CP. You may get SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you can also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may choose the password that you will use and, if necessary, you will be able to modify it with a few mouse clicks from the same spot. All the commands that could be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature 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 Hosting
SSH access is provided by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you are able to include it from the hosting CP if needed - even just for the current month. Either way, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with one click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can easily type in the password that you'd like to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you can also change it as often as you require. A full list of the commands which can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a few examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting
If you obtain a new virtual private server from our company, it will provide full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to manage everything using an SSH console. The feature comes as standard with all plans, so you won't have to activate or upgrade anything. Your server will be set up soon after you get it and the instant you get the Welcome email with the login details, you could connect via the server’s main IP address and begin working. Given that the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there will be no restrictions in terms of the commands which you can use. You shall have full root access, so that you may set up and run any app that can work on a Linux web server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software operating on it.