SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a server and carry out different tasks via a command line. The protocol is employed by many experienced users, for the reason that the data transmitted over it is encrypted, so it cannot be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access can be used for a number of things with regards to the type of website hosting account. With a shared hosting account, in particular, SSH is one of several ways to import/export a database or to upload a file if the website hosting server allows for it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually anything - you may install software or restart particular services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used typically with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients which permit you to employ the protocol if your computer is running a different OS too. The connection is created on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a number of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access is offered with all Linux shared hosting packages we provide. With some of them, it's offered as standard, while with others it's an optional upgrade that you can add with just a few mouse clicks from your hosting Control Panel. You can obtain SSH access through the section dedicated to it where you will also find the info which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could pick the password which you shall use and, if needed, you'll be able to change it with a few mouse clicks from the same location. All of the commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed within a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is allowed 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 Hosting

SSH access is provided by default with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can easily include it via the hosting Control Panel if needed - even just for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the function with a single click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same location, 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 in the password you want to use, as it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you can also change it as often as you require. A complete list of the commands that can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is supplied in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a few examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client that supports this type of connections.