SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to connect to a server and perform various tasks through a command line. The protocol is popular with many skilled users, since the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not 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 one of the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the server permits it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH could be used for pretty much everything - you could install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is employed mostly with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients which allow you to employ the protocol if your PC is working with a different Operating System too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port though many service providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting
SSH access is offered with all cloud web hosting we offer. With some of them, it is featured as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade which you can add with a couple of mouse clicks from your hosting CP. You can get SSH access from the section related to it where you shall also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may select the password which you will use and, if required, you shall be able to change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same location. All the commands which can be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article along with relevant instances. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you'll 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 packages, while with others you may add it via the hosting Control Panel if needed - even only for the current month. In either case, you could activate and de-activate the feature with one click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you'll see the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you can easily input the password that you would like to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as frequently as you want. The full list of the commands which can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this kind of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
If you purchase a new VPS server from our company, it will come with full root access and you will be able to connect to the server and to control everything via an SSH console. The feature is provided by default with all packages, so you won't have to enable or upgrade anything. Your hosting server shall be set up immediately after you buy it and the minute you get the Welcome email with the login information, you can connect using the server’s main 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 will be no restrictions with regards to the commands that you can use. You shall have full root access, so you can set up and run any app which can work on a Linux server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the whole machine or any software running on it.