SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol that is used to connect to a server and execute various tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many experienced users, for the reason that the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it can't be intercepted on the way by a third party. SSH access may be used for a variety 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 when the server allows for it. When you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH may be used for just about anything - you may install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is employed typically with UNIX-like Platforms, but there are clients that permit you to employ the protocol if your computer is working with a different Operating System as well. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote hosting server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though a lot of providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
SSH access is featured with all Linux cloud packages that we provide. With some of them, it's included as standard, while with others it is an additional upgrade which you can include with a few mouse clicks in your web hosting Control Panel. You could get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you can also find the information which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could select the password which you shall use and, if necessary, you'll be able to change it with a couple of clicks from the same place. All of the commands that can be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is enabled for your account, you shall also be able to upload files using your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is included as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you may include it through the hosting CP if required - even only for the current month. Either way, you can activate and de-activate the function with a single mouse click through the SSH section of the Control Panel. In the same spot, you will find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You shall also find a box in which you can easily type the password that you would like to use, since it does not have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you may also change it as frequently as you need. A complete list of the commands which can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this kind of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS
The virtual private server packages we offer come with SSH access as standard, not as an additional upgrade or a feature which you have to enable. As soon as your new server is ready, you shall be able to connect and begin working on your content through the login details which you have entered through the order process. A copy of the SSH credentials shall be sent to you via email as well. Because your VPS shall be isolated from the other ones on the physical server, there are no limitations regarding what you can or can't do using SSH. You could download, install and manage any piece of software that'll run on a Linux hosting server, reboot the entire server or simply a particular software component, and work with files, folders and databases with no restrictions. All you will require for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.