SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and perform various tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed by many expert users, as the info transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be employed for a variety of things with regards to the type of Internet hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the web server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for practically anything - you could install software or restart specific services such as the web server or the database server which run on the machine. SSH is used primarily with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which permit you to use the protocol if your laptop or computer is using a different OS too. 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 providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Cloud Web Hosting

SSH access is available with all Linux cloud web hosting that we offer. With some of them, it's included as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade which you can add with a few mouse clicks in your web hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access through the section related to it in which you can also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can pick the password which you'll use and, if needed, you'll be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same location. All commands that may be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your preferred 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 solutions, while with others you can include it through the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with only one mouse click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same location, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you may type the password you want to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you could also change it as frequently as you require. A complete list of the commands that can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a few instances. An extra function after SSH access is activated will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this sort of connections.