SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a server and carry out various tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed by many expert users, since the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be employed for lots of things based on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file when the hosting server allows it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much anything - you can install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used typically with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your computer is working with a different Operating System too. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though many providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

SSH access is available with all Linux shared website hosting packages we offer you. With some of them, it is provided by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade which you can include with a few mouse clicks in your web hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access through the section related to it where you will also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could select the password that you will use and, if needed, you will be able to change it with a few clicks from the same spot. All of the commands that could be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article alongside relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you shall also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting

When you purchase a new virtual private server from our company, it will offer full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to control everything through an SSH console. The function comes by default with all package deals, so you shall not have to enable or upgrade anything. Your server shall be set up immediately after you get it and as soon as you get the Welcome e mail with the login info, you can connect using the server’s primary IP address and begin working. Because the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts within the physical machine, there won't be any restrictions regarding the commands that you can use. You'll have full root access, so you can set up and run any application which can work on a Linux machine, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the entire machine or any software operating on it.