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 preferred by many expert users, because the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access can be used for lots of things with regards to the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the website hosting server allows it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for virtually anything - you can install software or restart particular services like the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients which allow you to use the protocol if your computer system is running a different OS as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port although a number of service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Website Hosting
SSH access is offered with all cloud website hosting that we offer you. With some of them, it's offered by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade you can include with a couple of clicks in your hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access from the section related to it where you will also find the information you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can choose the password which you shall use and, if necessary, you will be able to modify it with several mouse clicks from the same location. All commands which may be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article together with relevant instances. If the SSH access function is allowed 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 Hosting
SSH access is offered by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you could add it via the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. Either way, you could activate and de-activate the function with one click via the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box where you can easily input the password that you'd like to use, as it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as much as you require. The full list of the commands which can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports such connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Hosting
If you get a new virtual private server from us, it'll offer full root access and you shall be able to connect to the server and to handle everything using an SSH console. The feature comes as standard with all packages, so you will not have to allow or upgrade anything. Your server will be set up shortly after you get it and the instant you receive the Welcome e mail with the login details, you can connect using the server’s main IP address and start working. As the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is isolated from the other accounts on the physical machine, there won't be any restrictions with regards to the commands that you can use. You'll have full root access, so that you can install and run any application which 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.