SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to exchange encrypted 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 due to the higher level of security. The connection is created and the commands are delivered via a command line. The offered options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files can be relocated or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives can be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are considerably more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be set up and much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server would be affected. Although SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is included by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you are able to add it via the hosting CP if needed - even just for the current month. In any case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with one mouse click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same place, you'll discover the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box where you can easily type 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 protection, you may also change it as often as you want. The full list of the commands which can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and a number of instances. An extra feature after SSH access is enabled will 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 Servers

All our VPS server plans include SSH access as standard, so you won't need to add any upgrades or enable anything - the instant the server is set up and you receive its login information, you shall be able to connect via its main IP address and the login credentials which you've selected throughout the signup process. Since the VPS accounts include full root-level access, there are no restrictions with regards to the commands that you can run. Your server will be isolated from the other ones on the physical machine, so you'll be able to manage virtually everything through a command line, including server-side software installations and reboots. Thus, you are able to work with your files, databases and any apps you install in a fast and secure way.