Find out what SSH is and how you can control an entire server with it.
SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to transfer encoded data between a client and a hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy customers prefer SSH due to the higher security level. The connection is created and the commands are delivered using a command line. The offered options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files may be moved or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives may be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the options are considerably more - the web server and the database server could be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software may be set up and a lot more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. While SSH is employed largely with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Hosting
SSH access is provided with all Linux hosting
that we offer. With some of them, it is provided by default, while with others it's an optional upgrade you can add with a couple of mouse clicks from your web hosting CP. You may get SSH access through the section related to it where you shall also find the info that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You could choose the password which you'll use and, if necessary, you shall be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same location. All commands which could be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is allowed for your account, you will 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 as standard with some of our semi-dedicated server
packages, while with others you are able to add it through the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even just for the current month. In any case, you could activate and de-activate the feature with a single click via 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 where you can type the password which you want to use, as it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better protection, you could also change it as much as you require. A full list of the commands which can be performed within a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a number of examples. An extra function after SSH access is enabled 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 Hosting
When you order a new virtual private server
from our company, it'll provide full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to manage everything through an SSH console. The feature is included as standard with all packages, so you won't have to enable or upgrade anything. Your web server shall be set up right after you purchase it and as soon as you get the Welcome e mail with the login information, you can connect through the server’s primary IP address and begin working. Since the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there'll be no restrictions in terms of the commands which you can use. You will have full root access, so that you could set up and run any application which can work on a Linux machine, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot your entire machine or any software running on it.