SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to connect to a web server and execute different tasks via a command line. The protocol is preferred by many knowledgeable users, due to the fact that the information 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 depending on the type of 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 server allows for it. In case you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually 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 used largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, but there are clients that enable you to employ the protocol if your computer is working with a different OS too. The connection is established on TCP port 22 by default and the remote web server always listens for incoming connections on that port although lots of providers change it for security reasons.
SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting
SSH access is available with all Linux shared hosting we offer you. With some of them, it's included by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade which you can include with just a few clicks from your hosting CP. You can obtain SSH access through the section related to it in which you shall also find the info you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You can choose the password that you'll use and, if needed, you will be able to change it with a few mouse clicks from the same spot. All the commands that may be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article alongside relevant examples. If the SSH access function is allowed for your account, you will 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 as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server packages, while with others you can include it via the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even only for the current month. In either case, you are able to activate and de-activate the function with one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you could enter the password that you would like to use, because it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you may also change it as much as you require. A full list of the commands that can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, alongside the syntax and several examples. An extra function after SSH access is allowed shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports such connections.